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post #55 of Old 02-18-2019
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Re: sailing past close hauled?

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Draw the cord of the sail, when close to the wind, then draw the same cord on a horizontal wing. You'll see the difference.

The vertical sail/wing is at a very different angle of attack (especially when close, but not directly into the wind) from your theoretical horizontal wing in relation to the forward direction of the vessel.
correct.... but why can't the horizontal sail be rotated? It can... the chord can be any angle... not all will work of course... the luff has to be... should be higher than the leach. no?

pay attention... someone's life depends on it
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