CURRY, Manfred ATKINSON, Robert W. CURRY, Charles E.
Title: Yacht Racing : The Aerodynamics of Sails and Racing Tactics. Revised and Enlarged Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1961,
Seller ID: 108395
CURRY, Manfred. Yacht Racing : The Aerodynamics of Sails and Racing Tactics. Revised and Enlarged. From the German by Robert W. Atkinson and Charles E. Curry. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, (1961). Pp (8),vii-viii,(6),3-298. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Toy 4054. "In the years since its first publication, Yacht Racing has been recognized as the definitive and authoritative work in its field. It is the first thorough, scientific analysis of the aerodynamics of sails, and the theories originally worked out by Dr. Curry and set down here are constantly being rediscovered by top racing skippers and boat designers. Dr. Manfred Curry was, without doubt, before his death the greatest expert on the theoretical side of sailing, aund his many experiments with various types of rig and hull design both in the wind tunnel and in actual sailing were the basis for this work on the aerodynamics of sail. An American who lived in Europe for many years, he was known on both sides of the Atlantic as a master of racing tactics and a top-notch racing skipper." (from the dj). Contents : Part 1. The aerodynamics of sails. Nature as a guide to the construction of a sail -- More exact examination of the sail -- The advantage of traverse battens -- Aeroplane wings and yacht sails -- Cinematographic investigations of the effect of wind on spinnakers with holes -- Resistance of air and water -- The penetrability of the sail -- Wind and water. Part 2. Racing tactics. Introduction -- Before the start -- The start -- The beat to windward -- Roundinga mark -- Wind abeam -- Before the wind -- Precautionary measures -- The f inish. Penned name, corners bumped, small white stain to front board, else very good in edgeworn, heavilly foxed, unclipped dustjacket. 30.00