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The Physics of Sailing

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What does it take to get a sailboat moving in the water? With the help of some of the Bay Area’s top aerospace engineers, students learn that sailboats don’t simply rely on wind to push them forward but that there are other invisible forces that are fundamental to the process. In fact, the physical elements that make a sailboat sail are the same ones that make an airplane fly.

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