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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Based upon on Marchaj's Sailing Theory and Practice, this volume explains the many developments in sail performance that have taken place. The author explains the factors that affect sail power and why certain rigs have superior power and efficiency.Review:
'...regarded as a milestone in sailing literature...'
--Sailing for Southern Africa (April 2009)
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Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0071413103 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0027125