The sails in the shape of an aircraft wing or wing-sails provideg better performance than conventional sails, with more lift and less drag. They have proven their superiority in the America’s Cup. The goal is to apply to workind ships, which imposes additional constraints.
AVT has decided to build an automated wing-sail and to validate it on the Grand Largue, replacing middle jib.
A Youkou Lili served as a prototype for the feasibility study.
S@IL (Sustainable Approaches and Innovative Liaisons) is a European INTERREG project, which ended in June 2015 and whose aim was to promote hybrid shipping in the North Sea. This region is one of the most active in the fishing and maritime transport. It is also largely affected by pollution of the exhaust gases of ships.
AVT has worked to improve the environmental performance of existing vessels, particularly in the second generation and soft wing–sails.
The VoilesEnPeche project involves equipping a trawler of Saint Malo (35) of an anti-roll sail on a bipod mast, to make her more secure and comfortable.
This project is mainly financed by France Filière Pêche.