Higher Performance Sailing

Higher Performance Sailing

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'Monumental!' - Bob Ross, Australian Sailing High Performance Sailing is now regarded as the bible of racing sailors and carries a string of endorsements from high achievers. Since its publication in 1984, racing yachts and dinghies have developed out of all recognition - a new high-tech breed of 'apparent wind' fast racers has claimed the water and so far no-one has applied themselves seriously to analysing what makes these boats sail fast (and what will make them faster). This is Frank Bethwaite's ground-breaking achievement in Higher Performance Sailing. By means of extensive research, and working with sailors of different racing calibre, Bethwaite analyses how to harness the apparent wind for increased speed and better position on your rivals. Higher Performance Sailing will provide the key to racing sailors' dreams. Praise for Bethwaite's High Performance Sailing: 'It represents a breakthrough...It is a book that my Olympic squad will benefit from.' Rod Carr, former British Olympic Sailing Team Manager 'Allowed only one qif onlyq in yacht racing, it would have been to have read Higher Performance Sailing years ago.' Bob Fisher, journalist, broadcaster and international championship winnerFish in tube Wake system at hull speed Drag curve of yacht Gymcrack Lines of Wake Hull drag of canoe Wake Drag curves of Tasar 10. ... mark system in action Model in wind tunnel Mast sections tested Completely separated flow (stalled) Attached flow Detail of attached ... 1988 AAMI I, 1990 AAMI IV in strong gust 49er Byte C2 Mechanism of manual adjustment Mechanism of automatic rig Standard andanbsp;...

Title:Higher Performance Sailing
Author:Frank Bethwaite
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-08-04


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