Yacht Design Explained: A Boat Owner's Guide to the Principles and Practice of Design (Hardcover)
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At last, sailboat design explained in a way that all boat owners can understand and put to use.
The first guide to design aimed at every sailor, Yacht Design Explained uses state-of-the-art graphics, dynamic charts and photographs, and clear explanations to show what makes hulls, keels, ballast, rudders, foils, masts, and sails work. It reveals why certain designs perform well and others fail.
The authors examine a range of boats, from a 14-foot dinghy to a 40-foot cruiser, from a catamaran to an offshore singlehander. They break through the often confusing physics of yacht design to provide an understanding that sailors can use to get the most out of their time afloat.
About the Author
Writer and graphic designer Douglas Hunter is a former editor of Canadian Yachting magazine. The authors live in Ontario, Canada.
Yacht designer Steve Killing has participated in four America's Cup campaigns. The authors live in Ontario, Canada.