|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||114/103 ; 244/207|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 1 인용 특허 : 2|
A sailing rig which comprises a rigid airfoil, with intakes on either side of its front. Air is drawn through the leeward intake into a front compartment, then by fan to a pressurized rear compartment, where it exits via a rearwardly directed jet nozzle on the airfoil\s trailing edge. The airfoil may have an articulated jib and a pivotable jet nozzle.
A sailing rig comprising: rigid airfoil means for altering the flow of a mass of air; intake means for drawing air substantially from only a leeward side of the airfoil means; nozzle means for extending a jet of air from most of a trailing edge of the airfoil means; said airfoil means comprising: mainsail means; and jib means at the front of the mainsail means; means for pivoting the jib means from the front of the mainsail means.