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Exploratorium Science at America's Cup
Science of Sailing 101 (Video)
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.
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