Delft Series

Delft Series (1&2, 3 and 4)

  1. Delft series is implemented on the basis of the predictions made in [1] for Delft Series 1 & 2, in [2] for Delft Series 3 and [3] for Delft Series 4.
  2. For the general approach of calculating yacht resistance in upright and in heeled condition the approach detailed in [4] is implemented.


  1. Sailing Performance in Calm Water and Waves, Gerritsma, Keuning and Versluis, The 11th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium (11th), Annapolis, MD., January 29-30, 1993.
  2. Approximation of the hydrodynamic forces on a sailing yacht based on the "Delft Systematic Yacht Hull Series', 15th International HISAS Symposium on "Yacht Design and Construction", Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology press, Amsterdam 1998.
  3. A Bare Hull Resistance Prediction Method Derived From the Results of the Delft Systematic Yacht hull series extended to higher speeds, Keuning and Katgert, International Conference on Innovations in High Performance Sailing Yachts, RINA, Lorient, 2008.
  4. Aero-Hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts, Fabio Fossati, Adlard Coles Nautical, 2009.