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Aero-hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts

The Science Behind Sailing Yachts and Their Design

Fabio Fossati



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Adlard Coles
05 March 2010
This is a groundbreaking, technical analysis of yacht design, linked to the theory and testing of how a sailing yacht behaves underway. It is cutting edge - the author (a world expert in the field) has drawn his conclusions from years of research, analytical testing in wind tunnels and tanks, and his results represent the state of the art in performance prediction which underlies all modern yacht design. State of the art and with a revolutionary modern approach, Aero-hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts provides a systematic and completely up to date analysis, complete with colour photographs and diagrams throughout. An essential, and long awaited, work for all professional yacht designers, racing sailors and students of yacht design.
By:   Fabio Fossati
Imprint:   Adlard Coles
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 191mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   1.200kg
ISBN:   9781408113387
ISBN 10:   1408113384
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   05 March 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fabio Fossati has been scientific co-ordinator for the wind tunnel testing of sailing yachts at Milan Polytechnic since 2004, and was in charge of wind tunnel testing for the Prada Challenge and Luna Rossa America's Cup teams. He is currently Research Associate of the International Technical Committee of the Offshore Racing Congress, and is also a keen sailor.

Reviews for Aero-hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts: The Science Behind Sailing Yachts and Their Design

'...for students intending to make a career in yacht design and testing...' Amateur Yacht Research Society (October 2009) 'Based on research in wind tunnel and test tank - as well as with real life 12-Metres - it's profound and authoritative.' Sailing Today (February 2010) ' in-depth analysis...the cruising sailor will enjoy explanations of the science behind design, velocity, heeling effects, steering performance, stability and hull characteristics.' Yachting Monthly (June 2010) 'Fabio Fossati has compiled a book that will be of interest to yachting designers and enthusiasts for years to come.' Nautical Magazine (May 2010) 'very clearly written and well illustrated' Ausmarine (November 2010)

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