‘The Science of Sailing’ books
A complete guide to the physics of sailing and the naval architecture governing the performance of sailing yachts.
Navalapp, Peter Van Oossanen, and Van Oossanen Academy (Van Oossanen Naval Architects) are joining forces to make Sailing Yacht Design & Performance accessible.
From now on, Navalapp PRO Members will have a 50% discount, Navalapp ADVANCED members a 30% discount, and Navalap students enrolled in any of our Courses a 20% discount on ‘The Science of Sailing’ books written by renowned Naval Architect and Scientist Peter van Oossanen.
Now available in four parts, ‘The Science of Sailing’ books examine the intersection of hydrodynamics and aerodynamics – from hull to sail, from bow to stern, from theory to practical design:
Part 1: “The Attainable Speed Under Sail”
Part 2: “The Origin and Nature of Fluid-Dynamic Lift and Drag”
Part 3: “Phenomena and Drag Originating from the Boundary Layer”
Part 4: “Phenomena and Drag Originating from the Air-Water Interface”
Navalapp PRO Members can now buy any of them at a reduced price of 25€/each (50% discount) plus the dispatch costs.
Navalapp ADVANCED members can now buy any of them at a reduced price of 35€/each (30% discount) plus the dispatch costs.
About the author
Peter van Oossanen is a renowned Naval Architect and Scientist. He holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology and has been a principal scientist at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) from 1969 to 1991. His research on sailing yachts, between 1976 and 1982, resulted in his involvement in the design of ‘Australia II,’ which won the America’s Cup in 1983.
In 1992 Peter (in Dutch Pieter) founded Van Oossanen Naval Architecture, a company that focuses on Performance, Innovation, and Design Management of high-performance boats, ships, and yachts, and many other advanced, special-purpose marine vessels.
Peter was also the author of the definitive text on the resistance and propulsion of ships in 1988, and his work in ship hydrodynamics has earned him various awards and medals. After retiring in 2013, he poured all his knowledge and experience into writing ‘The Science of Sailing’ books.