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Physics of Sailing

Mass and Friction

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Sailing gives examples of physics: Newton's laws, vector subtraction, Archimedes' principle and others. This support page from Physclips asks

How can a boat sail upwind?
How can boats sail faster than the wind?
Why are eighteen foot skiffs always sailing upwind?
We introduce the physics of sailing to answer these and some other questions. But first:
A puzzle.

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