HELPING NAUTIVELA TO BUILD WINNING BOATS
Nautivela is one of the leading global manufacturers of sailing boats in the Olympic 470, 420 and Optimist classes. Its boats are being used by the best sailing athletes around the world, winning important regattas and championships. Key to success for Nautivela has been the close collaboration with Aliancys and Euroresins, allowing its boats to stand out from competition.
In a sailing regatta typically over 300 sailing boats are competing during a 50 to 60 minute period for reaching the first spot. This requires sailing at high speed throughout the race, minimal loss of speed when maneuvering and turning, in combination with an easy and reliable boat control. The ability of reaching high velocities combined with the flexibility to react fast to changing race conditions, makes world champions select boats from Nautivela already for many years.
EASY INTO PLANAR MODE
When sailing boats are lifted by the wind above the water surface (moving in so-called planar mode), they travel at much higher speed then when moving through the water (so-called displacement mode). So it is important for boats to get up to speed as fast as possible, and smoothly swift into planar mode. The transition between these modes typically occurs every 1.5 minute during a race, e.g. when reaching a beacon turning point or when there is an unexpected effect of wind and tidal waves.