When the International Sailing Athletic Federation (ISAF) requested a new women’s sailing boat for the 2016 Olympics Arup took up the challenge. We used design, analysis and manufacturability skills developed for automotive and built environment applications to develop the Arup Skiff from the latest UK-Cherub boats. The project combined Arup’s skills in composite materials, product design and innovative business model development with personal passions for sailing and boat building.
After attending water trials in Spain earlier in the year, sadly we were not selected for the Olympics. The Arup Skiff will contiue to race within the UK-Cherub fleet.