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Saturday, September 10 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Demystifying Foils

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Have you ever wondered how a sailboat sails upwind? Or how some high speed boats appear to fly completely above the water?

In this presentation, using some physics and history we'll go through how the foil, this odd shape, can allow us to harness the powers abundant in the wind itself, and beyond! With some geometric layout techniques, we'll also cover some methods on how to build a foil-shaped centerboard or rudder for a small boat in the shop.

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Noah Todras

Todras Woodwork
Noah lives in Poulsbo with his wife, son, and dogs, and operates a woodworking business specializing in residential and marine carpentry and casework. He attended the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, and is an avid student of sailing, physics, and the connection between the... Read More →

Saturday September 10, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Boat Building Stage

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