The Wide and Light Project was promoted by the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF). Its purpose was to provide an insight into the accuracy of existing simulation codes to predict the performance of typical modern wide and light sailing yachts, and to equip handicapping systems and box rules with information to better address these typesRead more
Photo credit Harry Kenney-Herbert/Land Rover BAR Cape Horn Engineering is proud to be at the core of the design team of Land Rover BAR, the British Challenger in the 35th America’s Cup. The ultimate goal is to #BringTheCupHome, where it all started in 1851. Cape Horn Engineering is responsible for providing CFD analysis toRead more
Cape Horn Engineering has been the exclusive provider of CFD and performance analysis for the winning VOR70 class boats of 3 consecutive Volvo Ocean Race editions. In partnership with renown Argentinian Juan Kouyoumdjian as lead designer we have dominated ocean racing for almost a decade. First success came with Team ABN Amro in the 2005/6Read more
Cape Horn Engineering worked closely with Italian designer Matteo Polli on performance prediction and CFD analysis for the Italia Yacht 998 Fuoriserie. The owner’s previous boat had a keel optimized by us in 2011 and was very successful, winning the ORC worlds, European and Italian championship in its category several times. The task for theRead more
In 2011 Cape Horn Engineering was approached by the Barcelona Yacht Design Group to collaborate in the design of a very innovative yacht concept: the cross between a cruiser-racer sailing yacht and a speedboat, code named BD-56. As experts in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), the team at Cape Horn Engineering could apply some of the lessons learnt during theRead more
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