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…
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