The Sail and Life Training Society is building a new purpose-designed 35m wooden sail-training schooner for unrestricted foreign-going operations. Working with an international team of consultants, SALTS has initiated an ambitious agenda of analytical and experimental investigations to support design, including a parametric study of hull form as it relates to stability at high angles of heel, the development of bespoke parametric design and analysis tools using the graphical algorithm editor Grasshopper, a towing tank campaign at the Wolfson Unit to investigate the behavior of three keel profiles, and a wind tunnel campaign at Politecnico di Milano to investigate the behavior of fifteen sail plans. Preliminary results from these studies will be presented, set in the context of the unfolding story of the evolution of the design of the new vessel.

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