|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||114/39 ; 114/126 ; 114/274|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 6 인용 특허 : 2|
A propulsion system for crafts and ships, notably sailing ships, includes at least one flexible or rigid sail, to which are attached one or several foils, eventually provided with small floats, whereby the foils can be eventually articulated relative to the sail, so that the pair constituted by the sail and the foils forms a unitary block which allows cancelling a capsizing torque acting on the craft.
In a sailing ship of the type including a main shell riding in the water and containing a passenger compartment and a sail mounted on the shell for propelling said shell through the water by the force of wind, during which a torque may be applied to said sail tending to capsize said shell, the improvement of means for balancing said torque and for preventing capsizing of said shell, said means comprising a construction wherein: said sail comprises an elongated wing having mounted directly on opposite ends thereof generally downwardly extending foils; and...