Sailing boat speed Vs. wind speed formula

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Yoavraz, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Yoavraz
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    Yoavraz Yoav Raz

    Predicting sailboat speed at given wind (practical)

    I have developed a simple fundamental mathematical formula for the connection between wind speed and boat speed. Derivation is quite straightforward. High accuracy quite surprising. One set of basic measurements allows reasonable predictions to a wide range of the applicable wind and other parameters. Several measurement sets allow quite accurate complete polar diagrams.

    See in my WEB page:

    Feedback is welcome.

    Also, please refer me to any same, or equivalent, or very similar formulation that connects wind speed to sailboat speed. I could not find such.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
  2. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    nice and informative:cool:
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