Another recommended read…
Pinch through the lull by Mike Ingham on Sail World
…I found this concept resonates with my sailing of asymmetric spinnakers on Javelins as well. I remember reading about the 18 Footer skills and how in a lull with their asymmetric spinnakers that they hold course in a lull in light winds because the apparent wind goes so far forward. All you can do is wait.
related post: Gust Response: Dynamic Balance to Windward
Sail Faster, Sail Quicker
The guys at “The Final Beat” really have it together, in that they are providing a great resource of sailing information to improve your sailing. The content is well founded and researched.
There is a lot of great content, you’ll enjoy finding some good reads.
link: The Final Beat
Cavitation happens to foils at high-speed. It has limited boat speed for years, including the catamaran’s of the 34th Americans cup. But now the game is about to change as Paul Larsen’s SailRocket has smashed the sound barrier of sailing.
by: Adam Fisher
As of 24th of November the world sailing speed record stands at 65.45 knots (average speed over 500m)
website: www.sailrocket.com | another article by www.sailworld.com