CL ELLIPSE: LEADING INNOVATION FOR OVER 10 YEARS, IT WAS THERE ALL ALONG

There’s been a notable increase in the number of racing yachts and superyachts upgrading their rigging to Carbo-Link’s elliptical profiled solid carbon cables. Among them are the Wallycento Galateia, the offshore racer Rambler 88 and the brand-new superyacht Baltic 142 Canova together with Maxi 72s CannonballMOMO and Proteus.

Over the last 10 years, Carbo-Link has developed extensive knowledge and experience in the design, production and implementation of elliptical solid carbon rigging. Its own commercial R&D and practical experience since 2008; America’s Cup research together with Alinghi in 2010 and all AC teams in 2013; extensive CFD modelling and analysis in collaborative studies with one of the world’s top technical universities, ETH Zurich; and a growing number of superyacht projects, all contribute to Carbo- Link’s elliptical rigging solutions.

Based on this experience, Carbo- Link has learnt that a conservative ellipse ratio allows for superior all round performance. The optimum profile for rigging cables is a compromise – it’s a balancing act governed by a complex interplay of positive and negative factors which can be broken down to three main variables; (1) robustness and reliability, (2) reduced flutter and (3) a balance of upwind, reaching and downwind wind angles.

Read more at Seahorse Magazine July 2019

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