Sunday, December 30, 2012

Congratulations to Wild Oats XI on their 2012 Sydney Hobart triple crown win!

New course Record
Line Honours
1st on Corrected Time

Bieker Boats is proud to have done the structural engineering and detail design of the asymmetrical daggerboard and centerline light air daggerboard used for the race.  These survived the strenuous offshore conditions, including a high force impact to one of the daggerboards.  In addition, Bieker Boats conceived the concept and supervised the engineering study of fins mounted to the tail of Wild Oats' bulb to prevent keel flutter at the top end of the yachts speed range.

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