Jan 2013

Having run more than 200 fully appended CFD simulations between boards and hulls, we are about to finish the A-Class research to send it for construction.

Daggerboard Research

We have done a very detailed research on daggerboard curvature, planform and 2D section. The underwater curvature of the daggerboard is a refined version of C/J foils. The final S curvature of the board should provide a more versatile solution to current C/J boards as it can be tuned and preset for a wide range of conditions. Rake will be preset before sailing or between races with a standard top slider. The only control it will have will be the up/down system. It will be up to the sailor to install a line for the up/down or to do it by hand.

Jan 2013

Dutch designer Robert Witzier, from RW Yacht Design, will start making use of D3's capabilities to predict and optimize the performance and comfort of his designs. Robert has more than 20 years of know-how and experience in the shipbuilding industry, gained delivering design and naval architecture services to the most prestigious yacht and small craft shipyards and naval architecture offices, such as Oceanco (Idefix 42m, Lazy Z 50m, Sunrise 52m, Stargate 80m), Martin de Jager Yacht Design, Holland Superyacht Industries, SE Engineering, Van der Heijden Yachts and ultimately Kramer Marine Engineering (one of our partners in the D3 Network).

We look forward for a rewarding collaboration.

Jan 2013

Martín Vanzulli, from catsailingnews.com, goes through a detailed interview to Gonzalo Redondo, founder and managing director of D3 Applied Technologies:

"Gonzalo Redondo has an inside view of current yacht design at the highest level. Being involved in several projects but specially on latest Volvo and Acup campaigns, he has developed a great knowledge and experience on the Fluid Dynamics and Engineering of top performance vessels.

Gonzalo has left Artemis design team recently to found his own CFD company, D3 Applied Techonologies. An A Class sailor also currently working on a new A-Cat, the D3 with Dominik Scheurer.


Jan 2013

So far 3 new board configurations have been tested and 2 more to run today. In order to make sure we are designing an all-around boat, we test them at all range of boat speeds on a free to trim and sink, fully appended set-up. Results so far are promising showing similar performance upwind and about 3.5% better performance downwind than the previous generation boards.

Nov 2012

The Canadian based IT company Ciara Technologies has become D3's main hardware provider through the acquisiton of a Nexxus C 4000 HPC featuring liquid cooling, Infiniband networking, 108 Intel Xeon E5 cores, 192GB of RAM and a storage system including a RAID of 14TB as well as Solid State Disks in all the nodes.