This paper describes a method for the acquisition of the flying shape of spinnakers in a twisted flow wind tunnel. The method is based on photogrammetry. A set of digital cameras is used to obtain high resolution images of the spinnaker from different viewing angles. The images are post-processed using image-processing tools, pattern recognition methods and finally the photogrammetry algorithm. Results are shown comparing design versus flying shape of the spinnaker and the impact of wind velocity and wind twist on the flying shape. Finally some common rules for optimum spinnaker trimming are investigated and examined.

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