While indexing our extensive archive of towing tank and wind tunnel tests we have uncovered a gem from November 1962; As part of the research and development of our SARO Scimitar day boat (design number 0455) the firm under took comparative upright resistance and side-force tests, and analysis of close hauled and down wind performance of two small day boats.

Part of the Laurent Giles Scimitar versus X One Design tank test report

The other subject of the tests was the XOD of which according to the X One Design Association’s website there are more than 140 boats afloat. We believe that a similar number of Scimitars were built but are aware of only 27 afloat in 2017.

Thirty years on


Fifty years ago - Super yacht design

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