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.
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