Recommended reading about aerodynamics and sails:


  1. "Aero - Hydrodynamics Of Sailing", C. A. Marchaj

  2. "High Performance Sailing", Frank Bethwaite

  3. "Maximum Sail Power", Brian Hancock

  4. "Sail Performance", C. A. Marchaj

  5. "Sail Power", Wallace Ross

  6. "Sailing Yacht Design / Theory + Practice", (two volumes) Claughton, Wellicome and Shenoi

  7. "Ships and Seafaring in Ancient Times", Lionel Casson

  8. "The Art and Science of Sails", Tom Whidden / Michael Levitt

  9. "The Best of Sail Trim", (particularly the series of articles by Arvel Gentry)

  10. "The Sailmaker's Apprentice", Emiliano Marino

  11. "The Symmetry of Sailing", Ross Garrett

  12. "Seahorse" magazine, (

    Please feel free to recommend other books that might be of interest. E mail:


    SANDY GOODALL Sail Design Consulting
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