Taking off with a wingsail and foils

by OracleRacingTeam

The wingsail on ORACLE TEAM USA’s racing yachts and the wings on airplanes operate in similar fashion. As Ian “Fresh” Burns explains, a significant amount of force is generated to propel the boat faster or lift a plane off the ground. And, the team is utilizing the aerodynamic know-how of Airbus to help achieve optimum performance on the water.

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