In just a few days a Torqeedo powered solar canoe will embark on a trip down the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. If the weather is right they plan to leave on 16th June to journey from Chicago to New Orleans in a trimaran canoe of 22ft.
I snuck way from the solar boat project under cover of darkness to check out Claude’s radical trimaran—kind of reminds me of a stealth bomber especially in its current grey livery. The weather around these parts has been pretty rainy and windy as you can see from the photos.
The Blue book is the yacht racing rule book and it stipulates windward performance under power. And the requirement is that the boat can make the nominated speed into 12 knots of headwind. Waterline length (Lw) is the basis of the calculation and for the Dash 750 it is 7.32 …