After the satisfactory performance of the team in its first participation despite the lack of both experience and time, we opted to continue this beautiful journey. In particular, we decided to take part in the lightweight and heavyweight categories and to construct two vessels from scratch, one for each category. Simultaneously, the hydrodynamic optimization of the vessel used in 2016 began, with the aim of optimizing the hull performance and understanding the operation of the slides.
Propulsion, Control & Telemetry
- Design of the heavyweight boat and optimization by using a fast displacement hull with a bulbous bow.
- Placement of the pod at the aft side of the vessel, while the rudder at the transom.
- Design of a slender displacement hull has for the lightweight and long-distance races.
- Placement of the pod in the mid-aft side of the vessel, while the rudder in the transom.