The history of sailing ships exhibits separate, but roughly parallel, paths toward the present: the academic or technical and the actual, i.e. the way vessels have been built. It is this paper's objective to sketch the development of these two courses and to suggest the interaction of theory and experience as one approach influenced the other, and to point out the growing influence of theory and the still required place of experience and even art.
Notes on Sailing Ship Hlstory: Academy Versus Shipyard
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Stephens, Olin J. "Notes on Sailing Ship Hlstory: Academy Versus Shipyard" Paper presented at the SNAME 11th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, January 1993. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/CSYS-1993-016
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