is man using the wind to power a boat through the water. Sailing can
also be combined wind propulsion by means of sails and steering of a craft on
water, ice or land. A sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails by adjusting their angle with respect to the moving sailing craft and sometimes by adjusting the sail area. The force transmitted from the sails is resisted by forces from the hull, keel, and
rudder of a sailing craft, by forces from skate runners for an iceboat, and by forces from wheels for a land sailing craft to allow steering a course on a point of sail with respect to the true wind.
The geometry tube shape can be represented as a ratio between length and width, such that a perfectly cyllindrical vortex has a length to width ratio of 1:1, while the classic almond shaped tube is nearer 3:1. When 'width' exceeds 'length', the tube is typically described as "square"
A - Z SPORTS INDEX
OF JULES VERNE (SAILING) TROPHY HOLDERS:
LIST OF UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS:
Caudrelier / Gitana Team 1st attempt - Maxi Edmond de Rothschild
& Franck Cammas
CONTACT THE SAILING COMPETITION ORGANISERS
TOUR DU MONDE EN 80 JOURS
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