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Question IB Extended Essay on physics in sailing... help!!!

Hey guys, i'm new over here. i am really interested in dinghy sailing and just completed my RYA level 2. this has inspired me to base my 4000 word extended essay on the physics behind sailing.
The question that i'll be researching on is:
‘How does the angle of the sail on a sailboat from the direction of wind affect the total drag force on the sail?’
i'm trying to conduct an experiment on the the above with a model of a sail using a table-fan as a constant wind source.

Any ideas or suggestions?.....
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