Notes: Sliding traveler did not seem to make any difference in boat performance. Moving the kite attachment point forward resulted in increased bar pressure. Crane launch worked well. Kite launch is slightly awkward due to breakwater but still do-able in reasonable conditions.
This was the first movie created to simulate kite-assisted power generation. The boat model was based off of 2D drawings from YCO and group. The model was made from a solid in SolidWorks and the animation was made in 3D Studio by Victor.