Obsolete rating rules

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Texasgaloot, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Texasgaloot
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    Texasgaloot Yacht Design Student

    As a student of design, I'm interested in reviewing some of the older rating rules, e.g. "meter" boats, R-class, etc. Can anyone point me to website(s) that could get me started?
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Buy the book (or check out if you can find one) "The Common Sense of Yacht Design" by L. Francis Herreshoff. D. N. Goodchild is producing re-prints of both volumes (combined) and it's cheap. If you find one of the original individual volumes, you'll want volume 11, chapter 13. This is a good place to start and get a good look at the rules before the universal rule begin its dominance at the turn of the 19 - 20th centuries. In fact buy all books and articles penned by this man.
     
  3. Tactic
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    Tactic Junior Member

    I recommend "Yacht Rating" by Peter Johnson.
    Complete over view of all rating rules since yacht racing started.
     
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