Environmentally-Friendly Racing and Energy Self-Regenerating Yachts
- Event Date: 2017-05-24 19:00
DATE: Wednesday 24th May, 1900
LOCATION: London Clubhouse
According to the UK's Marine Special Areas of Conservation Project, sailing has a more significant impact on wildlife than other forms of water-based recreation.
RORC member Rory Staunton will review the latest developments in the design and building operation of yachts which do their bit to prevent more global warming and lead an open discussion to review recent trends and products.
The panel will discuss all relevant matters of interest to those present as well as the following issues:
- New racing yachts that use sun, wind and water-based energy generators to create entirely energy- self-sustaining auxiliary propulsion. Free fuel for life? An Unlimited Supply?
- Marine Energy generation techniques on racing yachts; Past, present and future?
- Next-generation lightweight silent retractable electric motors? How many moving parts?
- The Death of the Diesel: Who will regret that?
- Recent developments in Lightweight batteries? A new sort of ballast?
- Recent Examples of increased environmental awareness in America’s Cup and other yachts
- Rating issues: If fuel weight is calculated in your IRC rating, what do electrons actually weigh?
- Should we factor into future IRC ratings some features that produce safer, environmentally friendly racing yachts?
Presenter Rory Staunton is a RORC member, a Corinthian sailor and a member of the consortium that founded w1Da Limited, which builds next-generation racing yachts.
Free for members, £10 for non-members.