Aero-Hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts: The Science Behind Sailboats and Their Design

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9780071629102: Aero-Hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts: The Science Behind Sailboats and Their Design

A groundbreaking, technical book on yacht design linked to the theory and testing of how a sailing yacht behaves underway.

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'...for students intending to make a career in yacht design and testing...'
--Amateur Yacht Research Society (October 2009)

'Based on research in wind tunnel and test tank - as well as with real life 12-Metres - it's profound and authoritative.'
--Sailing Today (February 2010)

'...an in-depth analysis...the cruising sailor will enjoy explanations of the science behind design, velocity, heeling effects, steering performance, stability and hull characteristics.'
--Yachting Monthly (June 2010)

'Fabio Fossati has compiled a book that will be of interest to yachting designers and enthusiasts for years to come.'
--Nautical Magazine (May 2010)

'very clearly written and well illustrated'
--Ausmarine, November 2010

'dip into this design bible and its full colour pictures and diagrams will soon draw you in...clear and engaging'
--Yachting World, April 1 2011

About the Author:

Fabio Fossati has been scientific co-ordinator for the wind tunnel testing of sailing yachts at Milan Polytechnic since 2004, and was in charge of wind tunnel testing for the Prada Challenge and Luna Rossa America's Cup teams. He is currently Research Associate of the International Technical Committee of the Offshore Racing Congress, and is also a keen sailor.

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