4599 “Investigation of Minimum Stability Requirements for Ballasted, Mono-Hull Sailing Craft”

“Investigation of the Minimum Stability Requirements for Ballasted, Mono-Hull Sailing Craft”, by Peter van Oossanen, Published in the Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on “Yacht Design and Yacht Construction”, Amsterdam, 14-15 November 1994, pp. 41-74 (ID No. 4599).

This paper addresses documented casualties in an attempt to identify potentially dangerous stability characteristics in the case of mono-hull sailing yachts. The results thereof are used to distinguish unacceptable levels of stability in terms of the minimum value of the heel angle at which the righting moment is zero (the angle of vanishing stability), and the value of the righting moment at a heel angle of 90 degrees. A description is then given of the development of the so-called Dynamic Stability Factor in which the author participated, which factor was later introduced in ISO standard 12217-2.

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