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Article/Essay, Other

Description:

Contents  
1 History
2 Physics
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Sails as airfoils
2.3 Apparent wind
2.4 Effects of wind shear
3 Points of sail
3.1 Close Hauled or "Beating"
3.2 Reaching
3.3 Running
4 Basic sailing techniques
4.1 Trim
4.2 Tacking and Gybing
4.3 Reducing sail
4.4 Sail trimming
4.5 Hull trim
4.6 Heeling
5 Sailing hulls and hull shapes
6 Types of sails and layouts
6.1 Sailing by high altitude wind power
6.2 Rigid foils
6.3 Alternative wind-powered vessels
6.4 Kitesurfing and windsurfing
7 Sailing terminology
7.1 Rope and lines
7.2 Other terms
8 Knots and line handling
9 Rules and regulations
10 Licensing
11 Sailboat racing
12 Recreational sailing
13 Passagemaking
14 See also
15 Notes
16 Bibliography
17 Further reading
18 External links

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Physics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

physics lift sail wind boat speed

Language:

English

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