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Higher performance sailing

Author: Frank Bethwaite
Publisher: London : Adlard Coles Nautical, 2008.
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Monumental!' - Bob Ross, Australian Sailing High Performance Sailing is now regarded as the bible of racing sailors and carries a string of endorsements from high achievers. Since its publication in 1984, racing yachts and dinghies have developed out of all recognition - a new high-tech breed of 'apparent wind' fast racers has claimed the water and so far no-one has applied themselves seriously to analysing what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bethwaite, Frank.
Higher performance sailing.
London : Adlard Coles Nautical, 2008
(OCoLC)229464233
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Bethwaite
ISBN: 9781472901316 1472901312 9781472901309 1472901304
OCLC Number: 854680844
Notes: Subtitle on cover: faster handling techniques.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title page; Table of Contents; List of Tables; List of Illustrations; Introduction; PART ONE ø%Perspective; Chapter 1 €%The Origins of High Performance; 1.1 Summary; 1.2 The first 4000 years; 1.3 The century of bigger sails --
1800 to 1900; 1.4 The sandbaggers of New York; 1.5 The North American inland lakes; 1.6 The skiffs of Sydney; The Planing Explosion --
1895 to 1905; 1.7 England --
first stirrings and private planing; 1.8 New Zealand --
Arch Logan, and the Patikis of Auckland; 1.9 Canada --
Herrick Duggan and the lake scows of Montreal; 1.10 The trickle-through decades --
1900 to 1950. 1.11 The South African interest1.12 New Zealand after 1905; 1.13 The English scene; 1.14 The first half of the apparent wind revolution --
1970 to 1990; 2.1 Scope; 2.2 Fastest sailcraft: Iceboats by Buddy Melges; 2.3 Fastest waterborne: Sailboard by Finian Maynard; 2.4 Recent fastest waterborne: Triscaphe by Lindsay Cunningham; 2.5 Fastest practical foilborne: The Flying Moths by Dr Ian Ward; 2.6 Fastest foilborne: The trifoilers by George C Chapman; Chapter 2 €%The State of the Extreme Arts; PART TWO ø%Wind; Foreword to Chapters 3-6; 3.1 The wind's driving force; The Wind at the Surface. 3.2 Cooled and heated winds3.3 The boundary layer; 3.4 Laminar and turbulent boundary layers at the small scale; 3.5 Differences in scale between laboratory and nature; 3.6 The racing sailor's wind; 3.7 Summary of Section 3.6; 3.8 Consequences; The Wind above the Boundary Layer; 3.9 Calm; 3.10 Light air and its two layers; 3.11 Breeze and its three layers; 3.12 The turbulent layer; 3.13 Aspects of the turbulent layer; 3.14 The thin turbulent layers --
the sea and lake breezes; 3.15 The katabatic or drainage wind; 3.16 Two unsteadying factors; 3.17 Surface flow patterns within gusts. 3.18 Summary of Chapter 3Chapter 3 €%Review of Wind Dynamics; Review of Wind Dynamics; 4.1 The emergence of wind tactics; 4.2 Explaining the spectrum of the wind; Chapter 4 €%The Spectrum of the Wind; Chapter 5 €%The Quick Gust Peaks; 5.1 The quick changes in wind speed; 5.2 The Dynes anemograph; 5.3 Sherlock and Stout; 5.4 The Kingston Tower traces; 5.5 Conclusions regarding wind speed; 5.6 The quick changes in wind direction; 5.7 Conclusions regarding wind direction; Chapter 6 €%Surges and Fades; 6.1 A question of scale; 6.2 The 'new kid on the block'; 6.3 The new opportunity. 6.4 Conventional downwind technique6.5 Apparent wind downwind technique; 6.6 The new reality; 6.7 Steps towards a good experimental design; 6.8 Better observations; 6.9 Analysis; 6.10 Data to date; 6.11 Postscripts from left field; PART THREE ø%The Boat; Chapter 7 €%The Drive to Sail Faster; 7.1 Seminal performance advances; 7.2 The cradles of individually driven change; 7.3 The cradles of group-driven change; 7.4 The bigger sails era; 7.5 The planing sailboat explosion; 7.6 The apparent wind revolution --
Australia; Chapter 8 €%Hulls --
The Materials Revolution.
Responsibility: by Frank Bethwaite.

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Monumental!' - Bob Ross, Australian Sailing High Performance Sailing is now regarded as the bible of racing sailors and carries a string of endorsements from high achievers. Since its publication in 1984, racing yachts and dinghies have developed out of all recognition - a new high-tech breed of 'apparent wind' fast racers has claimed the water and so far no-one has applied themselves seriously to analysing what makes these boats sail fast (and what will make them faster). This is Frank Bethwaite's ground-breaking achievement in Higher Performance Sailing . By means of extensive research, and.

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