The boat: V16 R2AK by Rick Willoughby

Below is a drawing of the latest design by Rick Willoughby. — a custom trimaran or stabilized monohull focused on enabling Matt Johnson to compete in the 2016 Race to Alaska (R2AK).  Rick is an Australian engineer who designed the V series of pedal boats, on of which was used to set a World Record for 24-hour distance attained in a human-powered boat.  Rick has pioneered the flex shaft propulsion system and dipping rudders, and in this R2AK-specific sailing design has also included a centerboard and canting foils.



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4 Replies to “The boat: V16 R2AK by Rick Willoughby”

    1. I’m hoping for around 10 days. Under pedal power in calm conditions I expect to make about 6 mph, and be underway for 15-18 hours a day. I expect my boat to sail pretty well too. What I can’t predict, is what the weather will do.

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