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We are constantly looking for inspiration from other water users and the elements. For fast craft operating in waves it is important to understand the forces that the vessel is experiencing. Wind powered water craft are getting faster and more efficient from a combination of aeronautical and marine technology including hydrofoils, wing sails and kites. Solar power is proving to be a viable energy source onboard and for propulsion.

Prototype RNLI Lifeboat Beaching at High Speed

Beach View: A team of RNLI staff and volunteers have been putting the prototype of the Shannon class lifeboat through…

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RNLI Lifeboat in Rough Weather Training

Boats Eye View: RNLI RIB operating in breaking waves as a trainee helm is put through his paces on board…

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RNLI UK Lifeboat - 24 Rescues A Day

RNLI Crews In Action: This 2 minute video captures rough seas, stormy weather and rip currents. These are just some…

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Round The World solar boat Turanor PlanetSolar

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar is the largest solar boat in the world. This 35 metre (115 feet) catamaran operates solely on…

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103 foot Trimaran Breaks SOLO Transatlantic Record

French sailor Loick Peyron broke the record for the mythical Route du Rhum transatlantic race from St Malo in northern…

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Storm Surfers - How Heavy is a Big Wave

An incredible amount of water threatens the life of a big wave surfer. Australian Storm Surfers Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom…

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Biggest Teahupoo Extreme Wave Riding

Many are calling this day the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden. The French Navy labelled this day, during the…

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FOIL: Kite Foilboarding in Long Bay

Launching and riding a short board in confused seas shows great kite control and balance - while the foil gives…

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High Performance SOLAR Boat World Championship

Solar powered boats from three continents are running fast and very cool at Solar1. In July 2014 Monaco hosted the first…

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FOIL: Hydrofoil Sailing - Americas Cup 2013

AC72 on foils at speeds of over 40 knots. Oracle Team USA crew show what it's like to fly their…

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Americas Cup 2017 - The Brits Are Coming

Sir Ben Ainslie is the most successful Olympic sailor of…

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Hybrid Technology for Commercial and Military Vessels

Hybrid technology is being utilised by many transport sectors around the…

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Search & Rescue Europe 2017

30 May - 1 June 2017
London, UK

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Land Rover BAR AC45 at Speed

Footage of the Land Rover BAR AC45 foiling in the Solent - classic south coast UK waters…

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