Aero-hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts is the first major yacht design treatise to come along in a decade. With its cutting-edge explanations of how sails, keels, and rudders interact with their respective fluids to make a boat sail--and of how to use that knowledge to optimize a boat--this is a book that every student of yacht design will want on his or her shelf. Table of contents: 1. The physical model of yacht motion. 2. The hydrodynamics of a sailing boat 3. Shapes. 4. More about the hydrodynamics of a sailing boat. 5. Sailing yacht aerodynamics 6. Steady state dynamics of a sailing boat. 7. More about sailing boat dynamics. 8. Physical model testing. 9. Performance Prediction. 10. Notes on the use of numerical methods in yacht design. Appendix 1. Elements of fluid mechanics. Appendix 2. Elements of boat hydrostatics. Appendix 3. The IMS rating rule.