..so how do we get from prototype boat to breaking the record?
Crew fitness, Lighter boat, Faster boat
From the graph, the fitness requirement is clear and we know that we can achieve this with a sensible training regime – this is already underway.
Lighter boat: the record attempt boat will feature a carbon fibre space frame deck and carbon honeycomb composite hulls – this will take us to a light enough total boat weight, and combined with the reduced drag design will take us up to the top line….with one secret ingredient:
Custom designed and made propeller. At the moment we’re just going through the feasibility of this, as we move away from off-the-shelf parts to a design which is specially made for the speed and drag of the boat. This comes with its own challenges, but we’re sure we can do it.