Model Tests To Study Capsize and Stability of Sailing Multihulls

  title={Model Tests To Study Capsize and Stability of Sailing Multihulls},
  author={B. Deakin},
  journal={The International Journal of Small Craft Technology},
  • B. Deakin
  • Published 2003
  • Engineering
  • The International Journal of Small Craft Technology
Sailing multihull cruising yachts cannot be righted from a capsize without external assistance, and so they present a difficult problem for regulatory authorities concerned with commercial operation of such craft. A standard is required which enables their stability to be assessed at a similar level to that of monohull yachts. Unfortunately their stability characteristics and behaviour are very different to those of monohulls, and the normal methods of assessment are not appropriate. Some… Expand
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