SailNet Community - View Single Post - Heavy winds?
Thread: Heavy winds?
View Single Post
post #8 of Old 12-15-2012
Faster
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 18,302
Thanks: 126
Thanked 458 Times in 435 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Heavy winds?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HUGOSALT View Post
...., but points made (all good) in above posts would be hard to explain almost doubling boat speed.....
Agree... truly doubling boat speed on that factor alone is unlikely.. but lapworth's data is a bit subjective and there will be plenty of other variables at play.

The point was that indeed, the 'force' from a given windspeed can be noticeably stronger in cold air than warm.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome