Sail Performance: Techniques to Maximise Sail Power

Adlard Coles Nautical, 2003 - 416 Seiten
Based on C.A. Marchaj's Sailing Theory and Practice, this is a reference for sailors. From wind tunnel tests which he has conducted, Marchaj describes how the factors of wind speed, sail area, sail shape, sail setting, the hull, angle of heel, wind gradient and steadiness of wind all affect sail power, and why certain rigs are superior in power and efficiency to others. This revised edition explains developments and thinking since the last edition was published.

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Tony Marchaj's expertise in wind tunnel and test tank research, combined with his practical sailing experience, make him uniquely qualified to write this book. Previously a research fellow in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Southampton University, he is now an independent aerodynamics consultant whose experience and advice is sought all around the world.Each of his previous books - Sailing Theory and Practice, Aero-hydrodynamics of Sailing and Seaworthiness: the Forgotten Factor - have become classic references.

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