A groundbreaking introduction to how sailboats behave, and a guide for predicting the performance of a modern sailing yacht
Aero-hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts is the first major yacht design treatise to come along in a decade. With its cutting-edge explanations of how sails, keels, and rudders interact with their respective fluids to make a boat sail--and of how to use that knowledge to optimize a boat--this is a book that every student of yacht design will want on his or her shelf.
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Fabio Fossati studies the dynamic behavior of sailing yachts with particular emphasis on sail plans and hull appendages, and has been the head of wind tunnel testing of sailing yachts at Milan Polytechnic since 2004. He directed the testing for the PRADA Challenge America's Cup team in 2003 and for the Luna Rossa team in 2007. He is a doctor of research in applied mechanics and a professor of applied mathematics. At the Milan Polytechnic he teaches fluid mechanics and boat design in a first-level Master's course in naval architecture. He is also a keen sailor, and serves as research associate for the International Technical Committee of the Offshore Racing Congress.Review:
'...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 2011)
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Book Description International Marine/Ragged Mo, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110071629106