KND and rating rules

KND and rating rules

Great article in Seahorse magazine‘s April 2019 issue by Dobbs Davis and Larry Rosenfeld mentioning KND’s involvement in improving boat ratings. KND helps the group in generating accurate VPP polars as well as validating them with their data analysis tools. Here’s an extract:

“The collaboration between KND Sailing Performnace, OMA, MOCRA and ORC keeps progressing, and touched base during the first ORCmh group meeting in Valencia held in January. The very productive meeting helped to define the detailing process of merging the ORC and MultiRule approaches to refine the current multihull VPP moving forward.”

Jose Luis Ortin Montesinos

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