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    Re: Wind & Current Navigation
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2003 Apr 18, 00:43 -0500

    On Fri, 18 Apr 2003 00:08:21 +0100, George Huxtable wrote:
    >1. It's not my subject. What I have explained to the list is pretty near
    >the sum total of all I know about hydrodynamics. And I've cogged that
    >mostly from "Sailing Theory and Practice" by C A Marchaj (Adlard Coles,
    >London, 1964). I recommend that book to any searcher after wisdom about the
    >interactions between boats, wind, and water. Not that it's free of faults:
    >there are some significant areas of confusion. But it's the best text that
    >I know of, about a big topic.
    I suggest that Marchaj is risky for anyone not well acquainted with the
    subject already. He intersperses a great deal of axe-grinding into
    everything he does. I expect the "areas of confusion" George mentions
    are part of the result.
    His particular axe was celebrated (in advance of his birth) by Gilbert
    and Sullivan-- "all centuries but this one and all countries but his
    A less tendentious text might be Frank Bethwaite's High Performance
    Sailing, publishrd by International Marine, Camden, ME ISBN
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                                           J36 Gjo/a
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