A method for generating upwind sail force coefficients for arbitrary fore-and-aft rigs is presented, requiring a minimum amount of empirical data. Example calculations for an IACC boat showed that the resulting sail force model was quite realistic, and did not require any "tuning" of coefficients. Further developments of this technique are suggested, as well as the extension to offwind sailing.
Towards a Rational Upwind Sail Force Model for VPPs
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Euerle, Steven E., and David S. Greeley. "Towards a Rational Upwind Sail Force Model for VPPs" Paper presented at the SNAME 11th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1993. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/CSYS-1993-011
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