Two sets of daggerboards were created to withstand the unexpected challenges from mother nature – one pair designed to perform optimally in heavier winds and waves and another for lighter wind and wave conditions – both designed to rapidly lift the boat from the water with minimum drag.
“The tools that we use are at the forefront of the industries,” says Brett Ellis, Artemis lead engineer for daggerboards and rudders. “We are working to tight tolerances and small differences in section shapes on the daggerboards, which can lead to relatively big gains on the water. We are all pushing hard and pushing the design limits to win that America’s Cup.”
"The technology involved in designing these boats is a critical component to providing a speed edge for the teams vying for the win," said Uwe Schramm, Chief Technology Officer, Altair. “It was an honour to collaborate with the Artemis Racing design team and apply our design and simulation technologies to create a world-class sailing vessel.”
“Surface to Air” was developed to celebrate the hard work and innovation that is positioning Artemis Racing as a top contender during the 35th America’s Cup. The film is available for viewing at Design the Difference.