KND supporting the new ORC Multihull Rule

KND supporting the new ORC Multihull Rule

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Offshore Multihull Association (OMA) have announced their partnership to develop a new handicap rule system called ORCmultihull, or ORCmh. This new system is intended to provide measurement, VPP rating and scoring tools for large performance multihulls, a new and exciting sector in offshore racing. This new handicap rule is an evolution of the MultiRule system, which OMA developed with help from the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) and KND Sailing Performance.

We are proud to have participated in this interesting project through our VPP and data analysis tools. We developed specific hydro and aerodynamic models for creating VPP polars, which were later refined with sailing data analysis after each race. These polars were then transformed to scoring polar used for correcting elapsed times from the race course, generating exciting racing between considerably different multihulls’ designs.

Read more about MultiRule here.

Photo credit © Christophe Jouany

Foiling IMOCAs

Foiling IMOCAs

Just a couple of weeks left before the Route du Rhum, and already some amazing footage of the new generations of foiling IMOCAs.
Data analysis is more important than ever in order to find the best configuration for these complex boats. And pretty exciting to know that these will also be used in the next Volvo Ocean Race!

Photo credit Charal Sailing Team

KND supported teams finish 1st and 2nd in the Volvo Ocean Race

KND supported teams finish 1st and 2nd in the Volvo Ocean Race

In a nail biting finish into the Hague, Dongfeng Race Team managed to snatch its first leg win in the Volvo Ocean Race and finish first overall in this gruelling 9 months race. Spanish team Mapfre came in third on this final leg, giving them the second place overall. Both teams have been using KND SailingPerformance’s services and tools from the outset.
This is the third time in a row that KND is associated with the Volvo Ocean Race winning team (Groupama Team France in 2012, and Team Abu Dhabi in 2015).