Sail Performance: Techniques to Maximize Sail Power
Fully updated, this authoritative and richly illustrated standard reference offers the latest information on rig design, sail construction and trim, wind-sail interaction, and the structure of the wind. From his 40 years of research and wind-tunnel tests, acknowledged expert Marchaj describes how these factors affect sail power and why certain rigs are superior in power and efficiency. Accessible and nonmathematical, this major work represents the cutting-edge wisdom on sailboat performance and makes a significant contribution to our understanding of this absorbing, complex subject.
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Sail PerformanceUser Review - Overstock.com
My husband wanted a book on this subject, and I chose this one. The book opens with long sections on the physics of sail shape and size, and is heavy on the mathematical equations used to calculate the proper sail situation. Because of the mathematical aspects of this book, my husband said he would prefer a book titled "Sailpower: Trim and Techniques for Cruising Sailors", anticipating, perhaps, that Cruisers don't need to devour the math - they just want to know what to do! ...
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The definitive work on high performance sailing rigs. Marchaj's work is comprehensive and wide-ranging, including an in-depth windtunnel study of different rigs.
Speed and Size
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Seakindllness and Seaworthiness
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