RagWing Racing Trimaran

 

“Seven of Nine” is a racing Trimaran built for speed for a crew of just one person. It can handle a crew of 4 but it is being built for a single person to safely control. It’s design started with an Isotope racing catamaran. These are very fast but also easy to flip. A 20 foot center hull was added with hiking wings. This was done for two reasons. One is to make the amas fold for easier setup, the other is to give room for putting the solo captains weight right where it is needed for speed. He will be able to slide forward and aft with ease. There will also be trapeze cables on the mast for more extreme hiking out and fun.

This design is planned as a “one off”¬†boat but plans could be made available for the conversion if there is interest.

YouTube video of the first sail- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdHqzJxE0UA

For more photos-http://s1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii631/rogermannorg/RagWing%20Racing%20Trimaran%20named%20seven%20of%20nine/

Speed update- much sailing has now been done and this has turned out to be a real go fast boat. See the link below where during a race a top speed of over 20 knots was reached and a 5 mile run we averaged 17.71 knots. http://watertribe.org/jollyroger/ncc-result/

 

 

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