It's been a very busy week for the Southampton Hydro Team!
Firstly, we tested our concept model in the new Boldrewood Towing Tank to see how it coped with waves of different amplitudes and frequencies. The tests went very well. We welcomed the first year Ship Science students to observe the tests and explained them the concept of the SWATH design. We received numerous questions, especially on stability as they are currently working on this topic in their Basic Naval Architecture lectures.
On Thursday, we held our first Tech Talk! It went very well. We were pleased to count a wide range of experts from academics to America’s Cup designers, naval architects and other potential partners. Ideas and concerns for the different designs that we have for our boat were discussed. The academics and marine professionals provided us with plenty of advice which we shall take on board! Thank you to all those who came!