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Re: Is there a directory anywhere of fastest sailing hulls?

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Originally Posted by dacap06 View Post
One never knows exact what one doesn't know, of course. But if there is such a directory I've never heard of it. Even if there were, would you believe it? Who is the deciding authority? What did they measure, and how, and under what conditions?
My thinking was that each manufacturer must measure the drag co efficient or hydrodynamics or whatever the nautical equivalent of aerodynamics are for each hull design they use.

It is only logical that a lighter boat with a more streamlined profile 'should' be faster than a less streamlined profile.

This must be measurable somehow.

There are hull ratings for racing already aren't there?
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