Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Physics of Sailing

Ah, to sail out in the open waters with the warm breeze in my face .... right before I throw up due to motion sickness... :)

Anyhow, this is an article on the physics of sailing in the Feb. 2008 issue of Physics Today. There's a lot of physics involved here, obviously. But one would think that such things are only being considered when designing a vessel, rather than when one is actually sailing it.


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