WHIDDEN, Tom and Michael LEVITT LEVITT, Michael
Title: Art and Science of Sails. First Edition, hardcover.
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press, New York, 1990, ISBN:0312044178
Seller ID: 47391
WHIDDEN, Tom and Michael LEVITT. The Art and Science of Sails : A Guide to Modern Materials, Construction, Aerodynamics, Upkeep, and Use. NY: St. Martin's Press, (1990). Pp. (4),[v]-x, , 1-371, . Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine An informative look at the past, present, and future of sails. Sections : 1. The Voyage; 2. An Artist and a Scientist -- The History of Modern Sailmaking; 3. Characteristics of Sailcloth; 4. The Makingand Application of Modern Sailcloth; 5. A New View of Sailboat Aerodynamic s; 6. From Aerodynamic Theory to Practice; 7. The Shapes of Cruising and Racing Sails; 8. Turning Theory and Cloth into Sails; 9. Headsails; 10. Mainsails; 11. Downwind Sails; 12. Inventory; 13. Boardsails; 14. Care and Repair of Sails. Very slight sunning to spine, else very good. Lacking dustjacket. 20.00