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Friday, May 6, 2016

Swing Keel.

A while ago, I wrote on this Tanton's Blog about keels called Keel, keel and keels. (3/10/15. A modest overview over the appendage fitted to sailboats to achieve stability, direction and to fight going sideways.





I will leave the centreboard for cruising boats aside for a while. Very popular in France, built by a few shipyards and in aluminum, the model is known as "deriveur integral". True centreboarder often ballasted, the raised board is totally integrated within the shape of the hull.

The Swing keel is always outside the body, in a retracted or extended position, whether up or down and with only its articulation inside the hull. The keel shape results in a high aspect ratio foil.











Monday, May 2, 2016

Built it, and they will come!

As a destination Newport and the Shipyard are hard to beat. Yachting Hub, the yard facility attracts the most beautiful and famous boats in the world. And they are starting to arrive, most of them from the Caribbean after a busy season.










The land when 100' sailboats look small. 

                                                                                                                






Talking about a busy season. Events like The Newport Yacht Charter Show, Newport Bermuda Race, Candy Store Cup, Newport Brokerage Boat Show based at the Shipyard, without forgetting all others activities brought by the New York Yacht Club, Ida Lewis and so many others venues.



One week later.
And they are coming. They are here!.


Sky is the limit.




Invasion of the right kind.