Sailing Physics

Finally got around to reading through the February issue of Physics Today. There was an article on the physics of sailing that was an interesting read. Lots of interesting physics involved in sailing and designing sailboats that I'm sure most sailors probably don't think much about. It never really occurred to me, but a sail is basically a large wing and operates the same way to move a boat through water.

If you're into sailing, it's definitely worth checking out.