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Experiments in Small Craft Leeway.
Oceanographic rept. 1967-1971,
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT
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This report describes a series of experiments by the Coast Guard Oceanographic Unit in the study of small craft leeway. The report tabulates the data collected during the experiments and reports on a preliminary analysis of the relationship between small craft leeway speed and wind speed. This preliminary analysis indicates that leeway of boats less than 30 feet in length is about 6 of the wind speed at 20 to 30 knots wind speed. Author
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