|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||114/391 ; 114/126 ; 114/274|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 6 인용 특허 : 9|
A tetrahedrally shaped pivotable sailing frame of four spars and a sail with balanced hydrofoils is disclosed. A hydrofoil sailboat is created by pivotally attaching the frame to a hull along a longitudinal axis of the hull. Tacking is accomplished by rotation of the frame about that axis. Although the sailing frame can be adapted to a variety of types of hulls, including windsurfers, catamarans, and multiple-hulled craft, a preferred embodiment of a hull is disclosed which in combination with the sailing frame affords the proper lift and forward vectors...
A sailing frame for connection to a hull having part and starboard sides for a means of supporting a sail member comprising: first and second hydrofoil means on said sail member for providing hydrofoil forces thereon; pivoting means for allowing said sail member to rotate from a first orientation in which said first hydrofoil means is off said port side of said hull into a second orientation in which said second hydrofoil means is off said starboard side of said hull and vice versa; first and second sail-connecting spar means, and forward and aft spar me...