The maximum thrust of sails when sailing close to wind is discussed. The influence of the gap between sails and hull and the influence of a reduction of the heeling force and the heeling moment on the maximum thrust are considered. Numerical results are given.
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June 01 1976
On the Maximum Thrust of Sails by Sailing Close to Wind
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Sparenberg, J. A., and A. K. Wiersma. "On the Maximum Thrust of Sails by Sailing Close to Wind." J Ship Res 20 (1976): 98–106. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/jsr.19220.127.116.11
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