Science of Sailing 101 (Clip)
Date: November 18, 2011
Running Time: 04:53
How can a wind-powered sailboat move faster than the wind? Why do the America's Cup sails look like airplane wings? With the beginner in mind, Exploratorium senior scientist Paul Doherty introduces the basic physics of sailing and sail design.
Join Exploratorium science educators as they investigate the world of oceans and sailing! We will be posting a short series of pieces from the America's Cup trials in San Diego, California this November, 2011.
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