Scarliga Merluss is a foiling sailboat prototype ispired by the International Moth and the AC72s, involved in the last America’s Cup.
It is designed to be sailed by two people crew and it is made following the 1001Vela Cup regulation. It limits to build sailboats with at least
70% of natural materials. It is a 4,6 m long and 2,2 m wide and it’s weight is 105 kg. Its appendage configuration is studied to have two T shape foils. The bigger and wider is the centerboard. It has a flap and a simplified control sistem inspired by Moth. The control system has a wand that can be trimmed onboard by the crew. The rudder can tilt to get the right uplift to mantain a correct balance.
Scarliga Merluss’s hull sandwich is made of linum and cork. The inner structures are 100% marine plywood while the upper structures are made of aluminium and bamboo. The mainsail is a 14 sqm soft wingsail. It is able to modify its wing profile on every point of sailing in order to have a better lift, up to 30%. It is made by Heru sails. The boat reached 19 kn at its first trial with 15 kn of true wind.