This is the first session in a series of three webinars featuring BAR Technologies’ work at the leading edge of maritime innovation.
“Over the sea” looks at how learnings of America’s Cup foiling, simulation, and optimization technology can be applied to non-racing vessels to enhance hull performance.
America’s Cup racing is the pinnacle of yacht racing and full foiling has been one of the
most eye-catching and dynamic features of the competition. BAR Technologies
have furthered this technology and launched a product they call FOSS – foil
optimized stability system. Hull efficiency is increased by reducing fuel
consumption and seakeeping is vastly improved by dampening pitch and roll
In the leisure boat market, FOSS can be used to alter the feel and ride of yachts,
making them feel more dynamic and sportier as well as providing fuel
efficiencies. This can best be described as a high-performance four-wheel drive
for the sea!
FOSS is featured on the Princess R35 to great acclaim and is also an integral part of BAR Technologies' novel and highly efficient suite of vessels for crew transfer to wind turbines and other offshore platforms.
Chief Technology Officer
Simon Schofield is the chief technology officer of BAR Technologies and a veteran of multiple America’s Cup, Volvo ocean race and grand prix race yacht campaigns. Simon was most recently head of design and engineering at BAR Land Rover, the British America’s Cup entrant from 2016.