The research explained in this paper was carried out to investigate the effects of hull-appendage interaction on the resistance of a sailing yacht, and the effects these changes have on the velocity prediction for a sailing yacht. To accomplish this aim a series of wave-cut experiments was carried out and analysed using a modified procedure. The processed results have then been incorporated into an existing velocity prediction program. For the purposes of this research two variables were investigated for the Australian Maritime Engineering Cooperative Research Centre (AMECRC) parent model 004, a model derived from the Delft IMS series of yachts.
Wave-cut procedures inevitably raise questions about scaling procedures for full scale extrapolation as the inviscid wave-pattern resistance is calculated to be less than the residuary or wave resistance. These questions have been dealt with by an approximate method, briefly explained in this paper.