14 - The View From The Top: Analyzing Sail Shape

We have designed a simple and cheap way to send your GoPro to to the top of the mast and record your race from the "top".  This angle is a great way to analyze  jib trim, car placement, helm position, and the shape of your sails.  In this Podcast, Julia demonstrates how to create a masthead GeoVid, and how to use a free online tool that calculates sail shape and draft position. Show notes

2 responses to 14 – The View From The Top: Analyzing Sail Shape

  1. It would have been nice if you would have explained the shape analysis tool’s results.

  2. This is very cool. I frequently find myself trying to explain sail shape, and in particular ‘twist’. This is useful as a teaching tool as well as a trimming tool. Also could be used to determine if your sail is past it’s best-before date!





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