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The Fastest Sailboat in the World

In my previous blog I talked about the world of high performance sailing, this involves racing around a course. But then there is the boats specifically designed to go as fast as possible in a straight line, the boat that currently holds this record does not look like your average boat, its only purpose is a single direction as fast as possible. Here is a diagram going into how it works. (Some is cut off, only image I could find that explained it and wasn't in french.) At the

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The World of High Performance Sailing

The world of sailing includes many different sub types including cursing, local racing, national racing, and high performance racing. Today I am going to talking about the very interesting world of high performance racing. The most known race in sailing is most likely the Americas Cup, for this race they used boats called AC 72's (pictured below).   Whats so surprising about these boats is the fact that they fly above the water using fins called hydrofoils. What makes this s

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Lifting a Boat

As said in my about me post, I like sailing, and let me tell you something there is a lot of physics in the sport of sailing. To start with the basic, I am going to talk first about getting the boat in the water. Often people keep their boats on trailers and lift them into the water every time they are going for a sail. This is no simple task as the particular boat I sail weighs in the neighborhood of 3,100 lbs (1.55 US Tons). To help with this problem there are cranes provided that w

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Huston we have a problem

On Friday September 16th our class was assigned the task to shoot a book with a ball. Some may say a very simple task, yet we failed anyway. Some problems that could have caused this failure was the lack of communication between everybody working alone, and also the lack of similar measurements. To redeem ourselves we were given the opportunity to redo the lab as a blog to get full credit, instead of a big fat 0. The ball was shot in the x direction at a rate of 4.64 m/s and in the y direct

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All about me

Hello, I am a person that likes to sail, and do outdoor things like camping. My strengths include math and science. I hope to become an computer or electrical engineer. I am taking physics to help gain more college credits and to also learn if this is something I want to do. I would like to learn about how things interact with each other in this universe. I am excited to do labs and have fun. I am anxious about completing all of the work assigned in time and keeping my grade up.

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