Sailing Yacht Design - PHILLIPS-BIRT, DouglasAdlard Coles, 1971, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ badly edgworn with loss at head and tail, faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Text bright and tight.
Here is a treatise on everything the reader needs to know about what makes a well-designed sailing vessel, set out in a highly readable form. The author deals with hull form and type, the keel, stability and ballast, and balance. He then examines considerations of the hull and rig in relation to the rating rules. In this revised edition there is a discussion of the International Offshore Rule, together with its full text, and the methods of programming a computer for obtaining comparative ratings.
Size: 4to Crown (25 x 19cm Approx.)
Number of Pages: 332
£Now with a new owner.