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written by Joe Wolfe
This multimedia lesson introduces the physics of modern sailboats.
It explores how boats can sail at 40 degrees into the wind through counteracting lift forces generated by the sails and the keel. Also provided are links to a sailing simulator and articles on sailboat technology.

This tutorial is part of the PhysClip collection of web-based resources on introductory mechanics, electricity, and magnetism.
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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Fluid Mechanics
- Dynamics of Fluids
= Bernoulli's Principle
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
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© 2002 School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Australia
Keywords:
Bernoulli, drag, force, force interactions, lift force
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 1, 2011 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
August 22, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
August 31, 2008
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### AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

#### 4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
• 6-8: 4F/M3a. An unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed or direction of motion, or both.
• 9-12: 4F/H4. Whenever one thing exerts a force on another, an equal amount of force is exerted back on it.

#### 8. The Designed World

8B. Materials and Manufacturing
• 9-12: 8B/H1. Manufacturing processes have been changed by improved tools and techniques based on more thorough scientific understanding, increases in the forces that can be applied and the temperatures that can be reached, and the availability of electronic controls that make operations occur more rapidly and consistently.
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J. Wolfe, (University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2002), WWW Document, (http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/sailing.html).
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J. Wolfe, Physclips: The Physics of Sailing, (University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2002), <http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/sailing.html>.
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Wolfe, J. (2008, August 31). Physclips: The Physics of Sailing. Retrieved December 18, 2018, from University of New South Wales: http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/sailing.html
Chicago Format
Wolfe, Joe. Physclips: The Physics of Sailing. Sydney: University of New South Wales, August 31, 2008. http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/sailing.html (accessed 18 December 2018).
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Wolfe, Joe. Physclips: The Physics of Sailing. Sydney: University of New South Wales, 2002. 31 Aug. 2008. 18 Dec. 2018 <http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/sailing.html>.
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### Physclips: The Physics of Sailing:

Covers the Same Topic As PBS Learning Media: The Physics of Sailing

A 5-minute video that explains the aerodynamic forces exerted by modern sailboats that generate forward movement.

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