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International Windship Association | April 24, 2024

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Canard Wingsail – IWSA Supporter

Canard Wingsail – IWSA Supporter

Canard Wingsail (CW) is part of the solution for a radically sustainable future for global shipping. Based near Plymouth in the UK. Poised for international impact!

CW is currently in the exciting start-up / R&D phase.

The ‘Zephyr’ wing sail, already in use, is the datum (reference point) wing sail for the purpose of designing a canard wing sail. The Zephyr established spatial properties of height & deck radius. The canard fits into this space. The canard configuration has a bigger wing. The control surface, the canard, is a drive area. This results in an increase of 40% more drive compared to the datum Zephyr.

The canard wingsail has potentially diverse applications for boats large & small. Canard Wingsail takes a holistic perspective on sustainable shipping to meet the climate crisis, inclusive of imports / exports & producers of goods.

CW designer is Robert Vincent (experienced design engineer & mariner) & Matthew Lepley (marketing & fundraising).

IWSA Supporter

Address6 Tarka Court, Fore Street, North Tawton, Devon, EX20 2FF
EmailRobert Vincent