Sail Boat Designs
SYAS Performance believes that it is important to experiment with as many innovative ideas as possible. This experimentation is where radical new developments can be made. It is also important for a designer to experience and understand what a competitive sailor requires from their boat in order to win races. Our design inspiration has evolved from hands-on experience. What better way to understand the competitive sailor than to be one of them yourself?
High speed foil designs are a speciality. Rudders and Centre boards are now designed to suit individual boats and crew.
Rudders and Centreboards
SYAS Performance has been designing and building high performance foils for racing sailboats since 2001. We understand that customising the foil design to a boat and crew is critical. It is for this reason we custom design foils and sections to suit each project.
Our foil designs are now the foils of choice in the 12ft skiffs and Starling class in New Zealand. These foils are made by C-Tech and Evolution Composites in New Zealand from CNC machined moulds.
Rudder Box Attachments
Here is a drawing of a generic rudder box bush arrangement. This design has come about after many years of trial and error!
The first drawing shows arrangement for boats between 6 and 12m.
The second shows a typical dinghy/skiff arrangement.
Please note that there are no dimensions or laminates, as they will vary from boat to boat. These drawings just show typical arrangements that will work if the right amount of material is used. If you need a specific detail for your boat please contact me.