Sailing Theory Tutorials – Sail Trim, Separation, and Stall

Saling tutorial
This video introduces the concepts of angle of attack, flow attachment and separation, and the stall condition.

Trimming the sail in is related to increasing the angle of attack, and it is mentioned how angle of attack can affect the lift and drag forces generated by the sail.

Trailing edge separation and stall are treated with reference to the leech telltale, and laminar separation bubbles are discussed with reference to their effect on the luff ticklers.

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