A new video in which we reveal the secrets behind all those ocean-crossing miles… Read the rest »
Videos from New Zealand to Greenland, with a series of heavy weather examples.
We’ve been out the past few days, testing the latest NAIAD stabilizing software on Wind Horse. We’ve had 20-to-30 knots blowing straight into Narragansett Bay with opposing and slack current, so a variety of sea states: from steep to “holy cow, look at that!” As you can see by the track above, we have been taking the waves at all angles, from dead ahead, to on the stern, and everything between. At the end of this post there are a couple of short videos.
The folks that “serve” our videos to the Internet have upgraded their system and we can now provide much higher definition images to you. We have to redo the output of our video editing software, so the process will take a while. The FPB 83 Wind Horse introduction is the first and the link for this is on the next page.
Part one of Wind Horse’s final sea trial, a passage from New Zealand to Fiji, with a strong gale along the way.
In this segment Wind Horse gets the seas behind her and starts surfing.
Enjoy an end of summer North Atlantic gale on a passage from Greenland to Ireland.
Part one of a two part video on the design of the FPB 83 prototype. We start with a look at the historic precedents, then go into the design details including tank testing and CFD work. The comparison between the theory shown here and the reality in the various cruising videos is fascinating.
The second segment of the FPB design cycle video.
Join Wind Horse for a 2900 mile passage between California and Panama. This idyllic twelve day passage will give you a feel for the rhythm of life at sea.
The passage from Panama toward the West Indies or Bahamas is always upwind. See how Wind Horse deals with this after transiting the Canal, and then enjoy cruising in the Bahamas.
Most folks work their way up the East Coast from the Bahamas, but Wind Horse does this trip in one jump. See how she deals with the conditions.
Newfoundland and Labrador are spectacular, isolated, and rugged in the extreme, and they are a challenging cruising environment. But the scenery, inhabitants, and wildlife make it worth the effort to get there.