TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute | High Performance Sail Simulator
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High Performance Sail Simulator

Category
Measurement & Feedback, Sailing
About This Project

Top sports Olympic sailing athletes have a requirements to train consistently and develop their knowledge and skills in a highly competitive environment. This high performance sail simulator would allow the competitive single crew  athletes to hone their skills, strategic responses and situational tactics in a realistic safe, low cost, low impact environment.

 

Goals of the project 

The sail simulator will utilize state of the art bespoke virtual reality software together with a near life physical craft to allow competitive single crew sailing athletes (including Paralympic competitors) to engage in a competitive race in realistic conditions. Performance data can be read and responded to in real time and the coach can interact if required. Alternatively the athlete can train alone or with team colleagues. Past recorded competitive races can be re-run again and again resulting in athlete performance and confidence being boosted.

 

Partners: Stentec, InnoSportLab Den Haag

 

Contact
Jouke Verlinden
+31 (0)15 27 89321
J.C.Verlinden@tudelft.nl

 

Media coverage (a selection)
19 June 2015: NPO 2 (1:37)
18 June 2015: Nieuwsuur (0:38)
18 June 2015: NOS broadcast
15 June 2015: Broadcast TV West ‘Boten en ballen’ (3:35 – 6:29)
2 Nov. 2012: Telegraaf ‘Virtueel zeilen’