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Monthly Archives: February 2017

LOOKING AT STABILITY CURVES

Stability information presented to the public is usually simplified to the point of being useless. When I see a published stability curve like that above, my reaction is “That’s nice and it looks good, but it tells me almost nothing.” It’s a nice graphic but key information is missing, mainly data on the conditions under[.....]

BLUENOSE AND COLUMBIA

Bluenose and Columbia raced against each other in only two races in 1923. Bluenose was then 2 years old and Columbia brand new. Bluenose won both those races but the committee awarded the second race to Columbia due to Bluenose rounding a mark improperly. Angus Walters took exception and left Halifax without the issue being[.....]

TAD ROBERTS RECIEVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

CAPSIZE OF THE YACHT BAADEN

This article was originally published in Western Mariner November 2015.

LAUNCHING CALCULATIONS

This article originally appeared in Western Mariner September 2014.