Art and Science of Sails


Code: 0288


Art and Science of Sails

Sail plans have radically evolved to fractional rigs, fat-head mains, and non-overlapping jibs. That is true for racing boats as well as cruising. The authors focus on circulation and attempt to quantify its effects. Where the wind speeds up and why as it passes over a sail plan, and where it slows down and why. There is also an in-depth look at the wonders of material utilization―not just materials. Indeed there have been no new fibers accepted into sailmaking for over 20 years. It is how they are used that makes the difference. HB 182 pages

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 13 September, 2016.