The 2020 Concept
Linnéa is rebuilt – with foils!
The bold creation was awarded 1st prize in the 1001VelaCup 2020.
Due to COVID-19, the competition was arranged as a design contest instead of the usual races ashore.
Engineer the fastest sailboat possible that follows these rules
• maximum boat size: 460 x 210 cm
• maximum sail area: 33m2
The boat mass needs to fulfill one of two criteria:
• 70% or more is of vegetable or animal origin
• 75% or more is recyclable materials
• Catamarans or trimarans are not allowed
Chalmers Formula Sailing Team started as a marine design project in 2017. Eight Naval Architecture students at Chalmers University of Technology set a goal. The goal was to win the 2018 edition of 1001VelaCup, an italian sailing competition for engineering students. Every university competes with their own boat design, that is limited by only a few rules.
Using CAD, FEM, CFD and VPP we designed Linnéa, a skiff similar to a 49:er
We built Linnéa from scratch out of balsa wood, flax and cashew nut epoxy
We finished the manufacture just on time and headed to Italy and 1001VelaCup
Then our design was put to the test…
… and we made it!
3 days of sailing and the series 1,3,2,1,1 made us champions of the 1001VelaCup 2018
For the 2019 1001VelaCup edition we improved Linnéa
After 3 days of tight racing we finished in 3rd place
In 2020, we won again! Due to COVID-19, the competition had been turned into a design contest
Now we aim for 2021…