Windships | Windhond



Windhond is a concept of Ron de Vos in the sailing cargo trade.
Windhond can used in the transportation of pallets and dry bulk goods. The vessel is suitable for coastal trade and deep sea.

Windhond is based on the lines of the steel and composite built clippers build from 1865 till 1885 were the top of the naval design.
The most beautiful ships were launched in Scotland. Hercules Linton worked as an apprentice with Alexander Hall and Sons where he eventually attained a senior position. At a later stage he designed Cutty Sark and became a partner on the yard of Scott and Linton, where the clipper was built.

The rig of Windhond is a three mast dynafregat, where all poles are fitted with dyna yards. Furthermore, the masts are provided with triangular sails. All these sails can be furled in and out. The four poles exist, as with the other windships, each consisting of a tripod, so a mast head with two supporting masts. Each mast is also again trapezoidal.

Main dimensions Windhond
Length over all 46,32 m
L.w.l. 44,99 m
Beam 7,27 m
Depth 5,25 m
Draft 4,75 m
Displacement 819 ton
Deadweight 565 ton
Sail area 843 m²
windhond flyer .pdf

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