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WHY KITES?


Revolutionizing Sailing 'round the World!

Access better winds
Kites fly high above variable and slower surface winds. Kites typically fly well above masthead height -- sometimes more than twice mast height. At these altitudes, the wind is up to 25% stronger, smoother and less affected by gusts or lulls than at the center of effort of the typical yacht's rig. Since the kite is at a distance from the yacht's rigging, it is unaffected by rolling, pitching and heaving. Short chop doesn't shake the wind out of the kite; large ocean "rollers" never blanket it. The kite doesn't experience the "shock" loads placed on ordinary sails by the mast and hull as they move over the water. KiteShip™ builds kites that are lighter, stronger and will fly in greater wind speed ranges than ordinary spinnakers.

Raw sail power is related to the square of wind speed, so KiteShip™ delivers up to 50% more drive for every square meter of surface area. Think what this means in light airs when the competition is still trying to get their boat "unstuck" and moving.



70 meters / 750 sq ft

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