Some of the primary requirements for the design of wing sails are discussed. In particular, the requirements for maximizing thrust when sailing to windward and tacking down wind are presented. The results of water channel tests on six sail section shapes are also presented. These test results include the data for the double slotted flapped wing sail designed by Mr. David Hubbard for Mr. A. F. Di Mauro's IYRU "c" class catamaran PATIENT LADY II.
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Aerodynamics of High Performance Wing Sails
Paper presented at the SNAME 1st Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1974.
Paper Number: SNAME-CSYS-1974-012
Published: January 19 1974
Scherer, Otto "Aerodynamics of High Performance Wing Sails." Paper presented at the SNAME 1st Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1974. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/CSYS-1974-012
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