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Sailing Theory and Practice
A Scientific Analysis, with 335 Drawings and Photographs of the Aerodynamic, Hydrodynamic, and Other Design Factors which Define a Yacht's Behavior.
Hardcover, 451 pages
Published April 1st 1985 by Putnam Pub Group (T)
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Although more theory than practice Marchaj (how do you pronounce that?) has lots of charts and graphs showing how sails and boats react to wind and water. I have always been curious about the theory of aerodynamics of sails, and theories of wind and water acting on a boat. He also covers the yacht rating formulas and the evolution of the measuring formulas. So if you are interested in actual data from tests measuring pressure distribution on sails, effects of aerodynamic forces, effects of ...more