Articles & Papers

The articles were published in Model Yachting and are made available courtesy of the author.

Sirius Sails

"DX6i Programming Tip" provides info to use the programmable mixes for "G" & "P" switches described in the Dynamic Twist article below on a DX6i.

"Rudderless" techniques to minimize rudder movements and improve boat speed.

"Dynamic (on the water) Mainsail Twist Control" describes how using programmable switches and mixes available on computer radio transmitters can be used to enhance racing performance.

Sail Design Technology - "Adapting Full Sized Sailmaking Design and Broad Seaming Techniques to Model Yacht Sails" The engineering behind Sirius Sails and a description of modern sail design techniques.

"How to Become a Fast Guy II" (Upwind racing tactics)

"It's Not the Slot! How Sails Really Work" is a technical review of how sails really work and provides insights for optimizing sail trim for performance racing.

"How to Become a Fast Guy" discusses how thinking about sail trim as managing power, instead of repeating settings, can be used to help skippers become better sail trimmers.

"Fiberglass Star 45 Short kit build article" describes techniques used to build a fiberglass Star 45 and options for using low-cost winches for sail control.

"The Need for Speed" how and why to use a "Speed Bubble" trim technique to extend upwind and downwind performance.

"The Waterline Trick" describes how to easily tell if your boat is even with, passed, or short of the mark.