What skills or experience do I need to use Gomboc?

To use Gomboc in dynamics mode, as a sailing simulator with an existing boat model, you need no experience at all – although some sailing skills would help!

Running VPPs is a bit more involved, but once you understand the concepts of locking and unlocking parameters and choosing what you want to optimise, our GUI makes the process easy.

Modifying foil shapes of an existing model to try and improve the design and estimate performance deltas is as simple as using CAD software. The process is quick to understand, but ultimately very powerful.

Creating a model for a new boat requires editing text files, formatting input data, using software such as Rhino to prepare hull surfaces, and possibly writing some simple JavaScript code snippets. We are more than happy to help you with this if you need support.