Yacht Design Part I
The "In the Water" Part
Presented by Ted Strand and Jim Hancock.
Every boat design involves a large variety of factors. It is not uncommon that optimizing one factor necessarily compromises other factors. Deciding which type of boat is best for you depends upon the type of sailing that you would like to do. This talk will discuss factors that influence the speed, comfort, and stability of monohull sailboats. Examples of different types of boat designs will be shown and the various advantages and disadvantages will be discussed, with particular emphasis on boats that are currently in the Club Nautique fleet.
Ted has been sailing for most of his life. He started sailing on San Fransisco Bay over 30 years ago. He first started crewing on other people's boats before finally co-owning a C&C 31 and a Pretorien 35. He and his wife Barbara now own an Olson 25 that was once a trainer in the Club fleet. When they want to sail a bigger boat, they charter from the Club. Ted started teaching weekend sailing lessons at Club Nautique nearly 18 years ago and has enjoyed it immensely. In his other life, Ted is an experimental physicist, which he does mainly to support his sailing habits.
Jim started sailing Hobie Cats and Lasers as a teenager in Northern California, cutting it up and narrowly avoiding disaster in the waters of Redwood City, Santa Cruz and Lake Tahoe. His love for boats and the water was further developed in college as he sailed Tech dinghies on the Charles River while earning a master's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at MIT. After college Jim went to work as a marine engineer for Exxon in Houston. His job responsibilities ranged from developing hydrodynamic computer models to the instrumentation of offshore barges and drilling rigs to sitting as an industry representative on a Coast Guard panel for lifeboat safety.
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