February 2014
One of the things I love about yacht racing is the ability to get objective feedback in testing and competition. As with any experimental science, the feedback comes mixed with noise, and bundled with data that is correlated to, but may not be caused by, the variables being tested. Part of the challenge is to...
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Answer to the SA quiz about this pic: Rapid proof-of-concept prototype of a system to adjust rudder winglet/elevator Angle of Attack in real time. Actuated by twisting the tiller extension, it uses worm drives to rake the entire cassette on both hulls, maintaining rudder balance but adjusting the lift produced by the rudder foils. It is...
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