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I had a look for the sailfan, I expect that from the descriptions given it is a fan that mounts on the front of a vessel and the wind passing through the blades turns them in much the same way as a gyrocopter.is this correct?. If it is then I for one would not like to have a fan spinning on the front of my yacht, the OHS issues for a start, never mind the noise.
When considereing wingsails one should remember that most of us go sailing for the effect it has on the senses,The silent energy and the beauty of the sails deployed. Attending the rig is a big part of the experience . Yes a fan spinning on the fordeck gets me going.
The wingsail concept put forward by VGWS1 is based on keeping the experience with a yacht a rewarding one, tall wing shaped sails, sailing higher and faster, 21st century stuff for yachts, not gyrocopters.