Monofoil Sailing
Monofoil Sailing
01/07/2006: June/July Update
There has been steady progress over the last two months with the completion of the main wing. The main wing has taken substantially longer than we expected, but finally it is finished.
We are now in the process of building full size components of all of the parts, so that we can have a mock up version on which to practice installation and dismantling of parts, handling and control runs. Currently the crossboom, rotating strut and fuselage are all complete. The paws & whiskers will be finished and the mock up constructed by late September.
The ‘paws and whiskers’ was a nickname for the forward stabilisers that has stuck as it seemed the most appropriate description of this item. If you see a picture of Monofoil it refers to the structure that extends from the front of the main fuselage and out to either side of the hull. This structure is really important and has a number of functions, the most basic of which is stability while tacking the craft.
We shortly expect to announce that Innova Systems have agreed to sponsor us and that they will be supplying us with our Solidworks CAD package.
News Archive
31/01/2007: Yachting World features Monofoil
17/11/2006: SailTV Feature Monofoil
13/11/2006: IBI News - Monofoil to rewrite rules of high-speed sailing
02/11/2006: Sailing Takes Flight
15/09/2006: New Website Unveiled
01/09/2006: Monofoil Sailing invited to World Speed Sailing Challenge
02/08/2006: Ron Dennis joins Monofoil Sailing team
22/07/2006: Monofoil Sailing chooses SolidWorks design software
01/07/2006: June/July Update
04/05/2006: April Update
07/03/2006: March Update
07/03/2006: New Arrivals
05/01/2006: Kite World Speed Record Smashed
24/12/2005: Happy Christmas from the Monofoil Sailing team
18/12/2005: More Wing Photos
13/12/2005: Macquarie Speed Sailing Team Wing Failure
12/11/2005: Wing Spar Pictures
22/10/2005: Wing Spar Construction
06/09/2005: Cutting the Spruce for the Wing Spar
05/09/2005: Popular Science Article on "The Race to 50 Knots"
03/09/2005: Wing Construction Started
01/07/2005: Paws and Whiskers Moulds Completed
15/11/2004: Yellow Pages World Record Falls!
22/10/2004: Macquarie Innovation are back in the Race!
30/09/2004: The Monofoil Sailing team goes to Weymouth Speedweek
28/09/2004: High Modulus Sponsor Monofoil
13/06/2004: Additional Cross Boom Mould Photo
13/06/2004: Cross Boom Moulds Completed
06/04/2004: New Monofoil Fuselage
02/03/2004: Monofoil Main Fuselage Moulds Completed

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