Waves cause undesireable forces and motions in yachts which vary in severity from mildly uncomfortable to catastrophic. The problems created by waves are receiving serious and increasingly analytical attention from the naval architects who design oceangoing ships. Many of the physical phenomena and engineering principles used to describe and analyze ship seakeeping performance are applicable to the sailing yacht. Discussion and explanation of such phenomena and principles are the subjects of this paper.
Seakeeping and the Sailing Yachtsman
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Compton, Roger, Johnson, Bruce, and Carl Van Duyne. "Seakeeping and the Sailing Yachtsman" Paper presented at the SNAME 2nd Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1975. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/CSYS-1975-007
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