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September 20 , 201 3 – Vol.18 No.27 . American Offshore Energy: Americas Cup Sailing Points the Way to Floating Wind Turbine Technology. American Offshore Energy takes a page out of the Americas Cup sailboat design technology to build a high tech low cost floating Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT). The aerodynamic section of this VAWT is built with a combination of sailboat mast and bicycle wheel technology. The tension and compression design principles allow for stiff light weight structures that can scale to huge size. The low center of gravity and broad support base makes for a stable floating wind turbine design. With kinematic support bearings and generation at the perimeter, there is no central shaft. Each bearing point is directly above one of three floats which are tied together structurally and each secured to an anchor screw in the sea floor located to provide an...

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