October 17 19:00, Corinthian YC Ballroom
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Kame Richards is a sailmaker and sail designer at Pineapple Sails which he co-founded in 1973. Pineapple Sails makes racing and cruising sails from their loft in Alameda, California. Kame is a popular and entertaining lecturer on all aspects of sailing but his talk at CYC will be a little different.
If you are curious about modern sail design you should not miss this presentation. Kame Richards will demonstrate how he uses sail design software to determine for example:
- Will the sail fit the rig? (3-D model of the rig)
- The optimal curves for the luff, foot and leech
- How does sail cloth selection affect 3D shape?
- How are gores, reefs and stripes laid out on the 3D model?
This should be a fascinating and informative evening with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.