Have you a link to to that pic, or is it just the one where the entire top half is luffing?@MaxHugen We have a picture of TNZ with the top of the sail inverted providing RM. So they can use far more power (which I think we agree they have?) to overcome increased drag from cavitation etc??
I don't know why this is not considered and evaluated more? It seems the analysts on here have written the inverted top off for some reason?
Am I missing something?
I've kept an eye on every overhead shot during races with at last mid strength wind and haven't seen any inversion. Nor on the Volvo Ocean 65s during in-port races etc in strong wind conditions.
At this point I'm inclined to disregard inverted sails.