Category Archives: Softwing Project

Avantages principaux de l’aile souple SoftWing

Les avantages d’une aile souple sont nombreux et apportent un grand nombre de réponses aux difficultés observées avec des voiles traditionnelles, tout en procurant les avantages de performance constatés avec les voiles/ailes rigides :


  • Plus rapide et moins de gîte à toutes les allures
  • Meilleure performance au près Continue reading

Hoisting and slouch a flexible wing, it’s as simple as that!

Manoeuvring a SoftWing sail is as simple as manoeuvring a traditional sail. A halyard and a vang are enough: hoisting and hauling down a SoftWing presents no difficulty. Similarly, reefing is perfectly possible: the SoftWing system is being installed on the T29 trimaran – which will start sailing in October 2014.

Moreover, the potential automation of hoisting, and hauling down of SoftWing, together with the fact that the system does not require any rigging frame (bracing, etc. ) leads to new perspectives in the context of maritime transport. For more information :