do the math

teamvmg

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i got it right, but everyone else had their spinnakers up and was long-gone by then!

 

shaggy

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If a train leaves Chicago going 50 mi an hour and another train leaves NY going 40 mi/hr.....  Arrrrrggggghhhhhh   :lol:

 

boguing

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OK, now we know how long, wide and deep it is, we know the sail area, we know its weight and we've seen how fast it is at 38 True in 5kts. We're well on the way to creating a set of polars. Excellent.

But, as fecking usual, there's that one little number missing.

 

awi

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Nominate Waterlust for a THE PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHING (PAEMST).

Contact the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the White House.

Get involved with REACH. http://reach.ussailing.org/

I just did because Waterlust put the information out there.

VMG=S cosTWA (from the boat frame of reference)

 

Varan

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It will puff right out  smileys-passing-joint.gif

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