260 ft tall sails...

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Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
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260 ft tall sails...

Plans for the world's largest sailing vessel: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/oceanbird-wind-powered-car-carrier-spc-intl/

"The transatlantic car carrier is being designed by Wallenius Marine, a Swedish shipbuilder, with support from the Swedish government and several research institutions.
With capacity for 7,000 vehicles, the 650 foot-long vessel is a similar size to conventional car carriers, but it will look radically different. The ship's hull is topped by five telescopic "wing sails," each 260 feet tall. Capable of rotating 360 degrees without touching each other, the sails can be retracted to 195 feet in order to clear bridges or withstand rough weather. "

They hope to be sailing in 2024

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Joined: 06/09/2003 - 15:33
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Re: 260 ft tall sails...

Who knows, maybe they can ship some cars to Brunswick Ga, tip over in the channel and then we can go down to St. Simon Island and see it.

How cool would that be?


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