Join Date: Feb 2010
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: optimum heeling angle
A good rule of thumb is not to heel the boat more than 17degrees.
Depends on the boat. Older designs, with slack bilges, tend to tolerate more heel. Newer designs, with more rounded hull shapes (or even slightly flattened underbodies) tend to sail best more upright. It also depends on the wind strength and boat speed. Limiting wetted surface as much as possible helps more at relatively low boat speeds, but doesn't make nearly as much difference at higher boat speeds (where drag due to turbulence is much more important).
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli , Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt