Optimization of a Day Sailer Dagger Board Using ANSYS DesignXplorer

The purpose was to conduct a geometric optimization of a small sail boat (day sailer or dinghy) dagger board to increase the tangential force on the board during sailing at a reach, with the goal of increasing the speed at which one can sail with a cross wind
–This is a technology demonstration, not a production design presentation
•Several assumptions were made for simplification, as will be explained