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Drift reduction on sailing boats
Vidmar, Peter (Author), Perkovič, Marko (Author)

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Abstract
The research explained in this paper was carried out to investigate the efficiency of different steering systems on sailing yachts. The steering system of a sail yacht mostly includes a simple steering system and a hydrodynamic shaped single rudder or multiple rudders, depending on boat characteristics. One of the basic design guidelines for fast sailing yachts isto reduce wetted surface to minimum allowed by the dynamic stability and maintaining the sailing performances. Deficiencies of different steering systems are discussed and their influences on total drag and yacht manoeuvrability in different sailing directions is analysed. The discussion isfocused on steering systems applicable in practice and accepted by the yacht-building industry, although several innovations could be found that remained on their development stage because of their complexity in construction, maintenance, use itself and reliability. All measurements have been conducted at sea applying on board sensors for position and accelerationsacquirements. The purpose of the research was to demonstrate thatthe use of the bended rudder can reduce the leeway angle, the upwind sailing angle and increase the velocity made good to windward.

Language:English
Keywords:jadranje, manevrski prostor, veter, krmilo
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FPP - Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport
Year:2012
Number of pages:str. 173-181
Numbering:Vol. 32, no. 104
UDC:629.525
ISSN on article:1733-8670
COBISS.SI-ID:2401123 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:Zeszyty Naukowe
Shortened title:Zesz. Nauk.
Publisher:Akademia Morska.
ISSN:1733-8670
COBISS.SI-ID:2090339 This link opens in a new window

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