Cape Horn Engineering
Cape Horn Engineering was founded in 2007 with the vision of providing world-class expertise in marine CFD and industrial experience to support the design of racing yachts.
We have been involved in several America’s Cup campaigns and their designs have dominated the Around-the-World Volvo Ocean Race for almost a decade, winning three times in a row, with ABN Amro (2005/06), Ericsson Racing Team (2008/09) and Groupama Sailing Team (2011/12).
Our expertise has grown in the America’s Cup environment, which requires rigorous testing and validation to remain competitive at the highest level. We were proudly involved in the design team at Land Rover BAR, the British Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda 2017, whose aim was to ‘BringTheCupHome’, where it all started in 1851.
Our flow analysis has been proven in a wide variety of other marine applications including sailing yachts, power boats, high speed vessels, planing craft, advanced and unconventional hulls.
Our range of global services within the maritime sector has expanded to commercial ships, including cargo ships, large superyachts, production yachts, and more recently the renewable energy sector including offshore platforms and wind energy structures.
With new guidelines and regulations for ships to reduce emissions and improve air pollution, the demand for yacht and ship optimisation is rapidly increasing and becoming a key requirement with yacht designers and naval architects. CFD analysis will support designs to improve efficiency and performance, including aerodynamic simulations for innovative solutions such as using wind propulsion technology.