Sailing Force Simulator


  1. A rigid airfoil is assumed, meaning that the sail is assumed to be filling, even when it would not. In other words, it has no concept of the no sail zone and never luffs.
  2. For calculation simplicity, the apparent wind calculation uses a constant value for forward velocity.
  3. No hydrodynamics are considered.
  4. Aerodynamic coefficient curves are approximated with polynomial regression so there is some error due to their actually non-polynomial nature.

Psalm 51:15-17

O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 51:15-17