When it comes to boat speed, smarttune eliminates one variable

When it comes to boat speed, smarttune eliminates one variable  

Juno enjoying the conditions during the JOG Great Escape (photo credit: Christopher Daniel)

We are back racing, perhaps not as we had planned, but starting guns are sounding and yachts are back competing. Short-handed sailing is having a resurgence, as households and crew bubbles take to the water. One owner who is making the most of this time is Christopher Daniel and his J/122e Juno.

In ‘normal’ times, Juno would compete with a crew of 10, however, currently they are sailing four up with a focus on getting out on the water and working on their boat set up with a view to competing in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021.

Juno, an early adopter of smarttune, is starting to gain more rig data during sail trials and local JOG racing in the Solent. Christopher explains how there is a steep learning curve, as they now have access to data they have never had before. With the help of David Swete and Pete Redmond of North Sails, he is converting their visual and gut feel sailing method for their rig settings into quantifiable and repeatable data.

“Sailing to the polars is about the rig, trim and helm,” comments Christopher Daniel. “With smarttune our rig settings will be much more accurate, and we can replicate them rather than going on gut feel. If we know the rig is right, any discrepancies in actual speed to our polars can only be down to our trim or helm. smarttune has eliminated one variable.”

Juno competed in the Great Escape hosted by JOG, where the crew finished third in IRC Class 1.

SD Boatworks to Stock smart Range

SD Boatworks to Stock smart Range

Cyclops Marine is excited to welcome SD Boatworks as the next American stockist of smarttune and smartlink.

The SD Boatworks team has over 50 years of experience in the industry from almost every type of yachting sailed in all the corners of the globe. Their shop on Shelter Island provides a cooperative atmosphere and all the tools needed to do almost any rigging project.

When it comes to the foiling 69F, finishing first is in the detail

When it comes to the foiling 69F, finishing first is in the detail

When you can foil in 7 knots true wind you know you are in for the ride of your life. Six identical boats, 6.9m in length, three crew and with speeds of over 33 knots: it’s going to be fast, it’s going to be thrilling, and to be the first over the finish line, may not be enough to finish first.

We are talking about the Persico 69F Cup.  The logistics and boat set up are managed by the event organisers, 69F Sailing, and the sailors rock up and race.

“When it comes to optimising a high-tech project like the new 69F Persico foiling monohull having the ability to test and measure in real time is strategic,” commented Dede De Luca, Chief Sailing Officer of the Team 69F. “The Cyclops Marine smartlink is an extremely precise and useful tool which has allowed us to carry out checks and evaluations in the testing phase of the new class. Introducing IoT tools is important for the development of the entire program.” 

This is sailing to the max and pushing the boundaries, where crews are quite literally on a fine line between maximum thrill or crash and burn. smartlink has enable 69F sailing to get those setting right and understand the loads so the sailors will be able to foil with confidence.

July 14 – 19 will see six boats go head to head on Lake Garda as part of the Persico 69F Cup, where the overall positions will be calculated by finishing positions as well as other performance metrics, measured electronically.

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Posted by 69Fsailing on Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Pacific Rigging to Stock smart Range

Pacific Rigging to Stock smart Range

Cyclops Marine is excited to welcome Pacific Rigging as the next American stockist of smarttune and smartlink.

Pacific Rigging offers complete mobile and yard rigging services. Specializing in project management, race prep, and custom rigging solutions, they serve racing and cruising sailors alike.