Global Patent Index - EP 0083432 B1

EP 0083432 B1 19860409 - AIR HULL AND FORMS FOR SHAPING SAILS

Title (en)

AIR HULL AND FORMS FOR SHAPING SAILS

Publication

EP 0083432 B1 19860409 (DE)

Application

EP 82111650 A 19821215

Priority

DE 3149838 A 19811216

Abstract (en)

[origin: US4479451A] A sail with a tubular portion is pulled over a mast and/or a stay of a sailing vessel. The tubular portion is inflatable through a sail mouth opening at the fore leech thus forming an air envelope of the sail due to the relative wind effects. A plurality of telescoping contour sleeves formed of a lightweight, floating, elastic material are arranged in the tubular portion and sheath the mast and/or stay as well as selected portions of the rigging. The formation of an air envelope from a part of the sail and the use of rotatable streamlined contour sleeves inhibit complete heeling over of the sailing vessel and simplify the erecting of surfboards and sailboats. The telescoping arrangement of the contour sleeves permits an alteration of the sail surface and the sheathing of the rigging further decreases the wind resistance leading to an increased speed capability without need for greater inclination of the vessel. Thus the sails are better able to utilize the wind energy.

IPC 1-7

B63H 9/06

IPC 8 full level

B63H 9/04 (2006.01); B63B 35/79 (2006.01); B63H 9/06 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

B63H 8/21 (2020.02 - EP US); B63H 8/22 (2020.02 - EP US); B63H 9/06 (2013.01 - EP US); B63H 8/40 (2020.02 - EP US)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE FR GB IT LI NL SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0083432 A1 19830713; EP 0083432 B1 19860409; AT 19033 T 19860415; AU 552016 B2 19860522; AU 8938182 A 19830623; CA 1191399 A 19850806; DE 3149838 A1 19830630; DE 3149838 C2 19840809; DE 3270509 D1 19860515; JP S58105895 A 19830623; NZ 202084 A 19850816; US 4479451 A 19841030

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 82111650 A 19821215; AT 82111650 T 19821215; AU 8938182 A 19821014; CA 414446 A 19821029; DE 3149838 A 19811216; DE 3270509 T 19821215; JP 18687982 A 19821026; NZ 20208482 A 19821005; US 45005782 A 19821215