The effects of mast height and centre of gravity on re-righting have been investigated experimentally using free and captive models. Free model motions were measured using six degree of freedom photogrammetry. Captive model forces were measured using a six component force balance. The results have shown that a relatively small increase in mast height has a much greater effect than the increase in limit of positive stability used in the experiments. It would appear from the results that the overriding factors influencing re-righting in these experiments are the mast height and the wave height and steepness.
The Effect of a Mass Height and Centre of Gravity on the Re-Righting of Sailing Yachts
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Binns, Jonathan R., and Paul Jonathan. "The Effect of a Mass Height and Centre of Gravity on the Re-Righting of Sailing Yachts." Paper presented at the SNAME 17th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, March 2005. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/CSYS-2005-011
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