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Environmentally-Friendly Racing and Energy Self-Regenerating Yachts

Whales captured during the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 © ELWJPhotography
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.

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London
SW1A 1NN
UK

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Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 295 144
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Cowes Clubhouse


The Parade
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE
UK

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
 +44 (0) 1590 679478
 http://www.rorcrating.com

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The RORC was founded in 1925 to encourage long distance yacht racing and the design, building and navigation of sailing vessels in which speed and seaworthiness are combined. Today the club encourages ocean, long distance and other forms of yacht racing and yachting activity.