Some articles on sails, sail area, sail areas, sail:
... Square rigs allowed the fitting of many small sails to create a large total sail area to drive large ships ... to windward or reaching, but creating a large total sail area required large sails, which could cause the sails and cordage to break more easily under the wind ... Despite the large overall sail areas, and even when sailing on their best points of sail, large warships were slow, for example 6–8 knots ...
... This includes sail adjustments and changes, such as wrestling the jib down and off the foredeck in a sudden storm, an arduous task at the best of times ... monohull, in which she completed the 2000 Vendée Globe, has an upwind sail area of 237 m2 (2,550 sq ft), as compared to a conservative recreational round-the-world yacht such as a ... With all sail handling being by the muscle power of one person, this huge sail area directly translates to physical effort while sailing, and the much greater power ...
... efficient, low-drag shape, combined with the large, powerful rig and sail design and the light weight construction of most sports boats is what gives them their significant speed advantage over traditional ... To offset the large sail area and the resulting significant heeling momentum there are 3 main design philosophies 1 ... a reduction in sail area, leading to a reduction in displacement, leading to less need for sail area and thus a reduction in heeling momentum ...
... The junk rig brings unique characteristics to each point of sail ... When close hauled, the junk sail rig comes under harsh criticism ... The junk sail is very inefficient when sailing up wind ...
Famous quotes containing the words area and/or sail:
“I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
Sprouting despondently at area gates.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)
“Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (18071882)