You also work closely with ixent. Could you explain what they bring and what areas do they assist in the design process?
Jerome: They are a German engineering company, with experience in the America’S Cup. They help us with all the layups and calculations when it comes to lift, drag, coefficient of moment; all the important design parameters when you are making a foil. So when I have a design in mind I will first do a 3D model and send all the measurements to ixent and they then run the calculations based on what I have sent them. They then come back to me and say, we suggest you move the wing further forward, or you twist the tip, or let's de-camber the profile here and there to achieve what we had in mind to start with. So I’ll then take these recommendations, change my design to fit the changes and then send it back for a final confirmation, then we go ahead and make a mould and then test the wings before they are production-ready. Most of the time there are still a few minor changes we do after the first round of testing, because as good as the simulations are, they are never 100% perfect, there is always a little margin of error let’s say and there’s always room for us to tweak it more after riding the prototype. So that is what we do, after testing we come back and say, what about adding a little something here and there and then eventually we get to the stage where we are ready to produce a final mould, still test that to make sure all the changes are perfect and then once everything is verified the wing comes out on the market. It’s quite a long process but it's the right way to do it. Starting with calculations, building a database so we know what works and what doesn’t. For example, pitch stability and we want to keep this design parameter the same, we can make sure the new wing we build will match that stability, even if we tweak the profile or angle of attack, we know we can expect the same stability if that would be an important parameter we want to keep for example. So having this database as we continue to build more and more wings allows us to fine-tune the result better and more efficiently. Every time we come up with new designs they are closer to what we had in mind.