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Solar Sailing

Author : Colin R. McInnes
ISBN : 9781447139928
Genre : Science
File Size : 81. 96 MB
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Solar sailing - using the sun as a propellant - offers the possibility of low-cost long-distance missions that are impossible with conventional spacecraft. This first comprehensive book on this propulsion method provides a detailed account of solar sailing, at a high technical level, but in a way accessible to the scientifically informed layperson. Solar sail orbital dynamics and solar radiation pressure form the foundations of the book, but the engineering design of solar sails is also considered, along with potential mission applications.


Author : Dave Franzel
ISBN : 9781493029815
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 31. 26 MB
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With Sailing: The Basics, acclaimed teacher and racer Dave Franzel moves you quickly from book to boat. It is his firm conviction that the best and most effective way to learn to sail is to be out on the water. Accordingly, he treats the theory of sailing in a straightforward, no-nonsense fashion—just the way he’s done so successfully for decades at his Boston Sailing Center, and more recently, his St. Thomas Sailing Center. The essential information in this book is comprehensive, effectively reinforced, and clarified with more than 100 excellent line drawings. New to this edition is a discussion of advances in electronic navigation and weather apps. Also new is a section on the use of asymmetrical spinnakers. Sailing: The Basics is exactly what it says it is. After studying this book, you’ll understand the fundamental concepts well enough to be confident of your abilities when you board your boat for the first time. You’ll learn how to sail on and off moorings and docks, how to trim the sails, and how to balance the boat properly. You will be introduced to the rules of the road, anchoring, navigation, spinnaker sailing, heavy-weather sailing, and basic seamanship. In short, you’ll have all the keys to a successful, fun, and safe time under sail.

Physics Of Sailing

Author : John Kimball
ISBN : 142007377X
Genre : Science
File Size : 85. 81 MB
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Breaking down the complicated concepts of speed, acceleration, torque, fluid mechanics, and surface physics, Physics of Sailing provides a lively, easily accessible introduction to the basic science underlying the sport of sailing. It illustrates the many ways physics can be used to understand the principles of sailboat propulsion and how a scientific understanding of the boat, wind, and water can lead to more skillful sailing. After a brief but insightful tour of the history of sailing, the book explores the physics involved in making faster sailing crafts for both upwind and downwind sailing, including Newton’s impact theory of fluid resistance and lift and drag phenomena. It compares possible sail shapes, presents measurements of hull smoothness, and describes wind turbulence, the nature of water waves, and the structure of wakes. Using the physics of optics, the author also explains the connection between water’s appearance and the wind. Along with a glossary of sailing terms, he includes many examples throughout to illustrate the concepts in practice. Avoiding unnecessary formalisms, this book skillfully applies the principles of fluid mechanics to sailboat technology and the art of sailing. It should help you become a more knowledgeable sailor.

Royce S Sailing Illustrated

Author : Patrick M. Royce
ISBN : 0911284087
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Volume 1 -- on-the-water manual remains unchanged for rapid reference underway. It survived the test of time in endless sailing worlds on one, two, and three hulls"--Back cover note.


Author : James Patterson
ISBN : 0316032506
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 37. 83 MB
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Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. The teenage daughter, Carrie, is planning to drown herself. The teenage son, Mark, is high on drugs and ten-year-old Ernie is nearly catatonic. This is the worst vacation ever. Anne manages to pull things together bit by bit, but just as they begin feeling like a family again, something catastrophic happens. Survival may be the least of their concerns. Written with the blistering pace and shocking twists that only James Patterson can master, SAIL takes "Lost" and "Survivor" to a new level of terror.

Sailing Seamanship And Yacht Construction

Author : Uffa Fox
ISBN : 9780486149035
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 76. 85 MB
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Packed with information, ideas, and more than 300 excellent illustrations, this classic of the genre was written by the father of modern planing sailboats. Most of text focuses on individual vessels.

Sailing Alone Around The Room

Author : Billy Collins
ISBN : 9780307431745
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 79. 23 MB
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Sailing Alone Around the Room, by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections The Apple That Astonished Paris, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. These poems show Collins at his best, performing the kinds of distinctive poetic maneuvers that have delighted and fascinated so many readers. They may begin in curiosity and end in grief; they may start with irony and end with lyric transformation; they may, and often do, begin with the everyday and end in the infinite. Possessed of a unique voice that is at once plain and melodic, Billy Collins has managed to enrich American poetry while greatly widening the circle of its audience. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Sailing Directory For The Ethiopic Or South Atlantic Ocean Including The Coasts Of South America And Africa

Author : Alexander George Findlay
ISBN : HARVARD:32044080603483
Genre : Pilot guides
File Size : 47. 70 MB
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Complete Sailing Manual

Author : Jeff Toghill
ISBN : 1843308819
Genre : Sailing
File Size : 42. 89 MB
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Whether your interest in sailing is weekend recreation on small lakes or your ambition is to cruise the world's oceans in search of adventure, no-one should take to the water without being competent to do so. The Complete Sailing Manual offers the novice sailor guidance and information on sailing techniques, seamanship, safety procedures, coastal and celestial navigation, and how to handle an emergency on board. Also covered are the theory of sailing, choosing and equipping the right boat for your needs, essential sailing skills - such as tacking and gybing, berthing and mooring, navigating through a busy seaway, communications and weather forecasting. Making maximum use of full-colour photographs and illustrations, supported by concise, informative text, the Complete Sailing Manual offers dinghy and keel boat sailors a handy reference work that will both guide and advise them as they gain experience on the water.

Wind Strategy

Author : David Houghton
ISBN : 9781909911857
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 30. 60 MB
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The wind powers everything a sailor does and this book will help you to understand it. As a result you will be more prepared for your race, able to anticipate changes in the wind better and know what to do when they come. The first edition of this book was published in 1986, and it has been the go-to wind book for dinghy champions ever since. This new-look fourth edition is fully updated for modern forecasting and analyses a revised set of popular racing venues around the world: unveiling what to expect from the weather at over 25 regatta locations, it will get you ahead of the competition and powering up the leaderboard.

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