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Saturday, September 9 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Demistifying Foils: A Primer on Wings in the Water

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Using illustrations, PowerPoint slides, and a simple geometric construction, This 30 minute presentation explains the mechanics of foil shapes, and discusses their applications in sailing and boatbuilding. Listeners will learn what a foil is, how they work, why they're beneficial, and where they're used in boats, from simple rudders to cutting edge hydrofoiling sailboats. They'll also learn how to geometrically produce any symmetric foil shape without the need for a compute


Noah Todras

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Noah is a woodworker and sailor who has back east worked in furniture conservation and furniture making. After building a boat in his home shop, he decided to attend the Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding's Contemporary Composites program... Read More →

Saturday September 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Discovery Stage