A new technique for testing a sailing yacht in waves

AuthorsG.K. Kapsenberg
Conference/Journal10th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium
DateOct 1, 1990

A new experimentel technique is presented to test sailing yachts in investigation of ship motions in all sux degrees of freedom and added resistance for the cose hauled condition. Measurements can be made bot in regular waves and in irregular seas. The technique has been tried out on a model of a 12-Meter class yacht sailing to windward in a wind generated sea of 90% of the calm water resistance.

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manoeuvring and nautical studiesstability, seakeeping and ocean engineeringsustainable propulsionmeasurements and controldata sciencemanoeuvringresistance and propulsioninfrastructureseakeepingdefencepassengers and yachtingtransport and shippingmodel testingextreme conditionshull form optimisationmotionsseakeeping performance