Model Tests to Study Capsize and Stability of Sailing Multihulls

Thanks to Beth Leonard for reminding us to study the captioned paper from the Wolfson Unit MTIA, University of Southampton, UK [PDF download]. I found the wind tunnel and tank test work to be of the most interest. Contrariwise, the analysis of 124 stability instances was of very limited utility, because there was little reliable data on the yacht and wind/wave characteristics. The Wolfson team attempted to assess by objective testing catamaran and trimaran capsize sensitivity for the wind, breaking wave and pitchpoling cases.

More to follow when I have time to do the numbers on Adagio…

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