YPRCC readies for racing and cruising

Typhoons are ready to shake off the winter snow. Photo courtesy of John Henley

The Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club (YPRCC) has begun the 2020 sailing season with racing seminars and plans for a repeat of the fabulous 2019 sailing year.

On February 29, fleet captain Anker Madsen conducted a seminar of the effects of lift and drag on a displacement sailboat, reported publicity chairman John Henley. The well-attended seminar focused on the effects of these parameters and their relationship to the flight of an airplane which is affected by the same physical phenomena.

The thought that a 1,600-pound Santana 20 or a 3,000-pound Typhoon sailboat are subjected to the same lift and drag forces that affect a 700,000 pound 747 is remarkable but basically true. Graphs and charts were used to clarify these effects, said Henley.

A YPRCC former fleet captain noted club members, although hampered by the constraints of the pandemic parameters regarding social gatherings, are preparing boats for the racing and…[to-view-more]