Sailing craft form an expanding sector of the marine industry and events such as the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race are receiving increased public interest. The science and technology associated with the design, construction and operation of sailing yachts is developing at a rapid rate. New design tools based on computational techniques are emerging and the fabrication and construction materials technology is advancing very quickly.
This two-volume set, “Sailing Yacht Design: Theory” and “Sailing Yacht Design: Practice”, provides a guide to the fundamental principles governing how and why a sailing yacht behaves in the way it does. It also provides an understanding of the physics involved and the mathematical modelling of yachts.