Disruption

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Our theme is disruption, because it is relevant for sailing business, learning and society overall. We can use sailing to show that disruption can be an opportunity – also for the clients and employees of our sponsors. We also want this elite project to be of inspiration for young sailors at all levels.

With the vast increase in the technological progression over the last years more and more companies need to change their business models to adapt to new disruptive technologies. As a sailor you also have to adapt to disruptive technology.

Due to the fact of disruptive technologies sailing has progressed more than any other sport in the last 10 years. In the sport of sailing a disruptive technology in the form of hydrofoiling has happened. Previously sailing consisted of large monohull boats. Hydrofoiling now enables boats to lift out of the water and “fly”. This greatly reduces the drag of the boats, since the only thing left in the water are thin blades made of carbon fiber. The great reduction of drag enables these new boats to surpass speeds of thrice the wind speed.