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The potential performance of ancient Mediterranean sailing rigs

Whitewright, Julian (2011) The potential performance of ancient Mediterranean sailing rigs International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 40, (1), pp. 2-17. (doi:10.1111/j.1095-9270.2010.00276.x).

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Abstract

A common statement in the academic literature relating to the ancient Mediterranean is that the lateen/settee rig superseded the Mediterranean square-sail because it provided superior upwind performance, greater manoeuvrability and higher overall speed. This statement has been repeated so often that it is now commonly accepted. Research by the author sets out to develop an insight into the relative performance of both types of rig, based on historical sources, ethnographic records and the performance of representative, full-size sailing vessels. This allows a reassessment to be made of the underlying reasons behind the adoption of the lateen/settee rig in the Mediterranean.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 18 May 2010
Published date: March 2011
Keywords: sailing performance, square-sail, lateen, settee, mediterranean
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 204793
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/204793
ISSN: 1057-2414
PURE UUID: 4bb50cb4-ea2d-4608-b85f-6d8698369670

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Date deposited: 05 Dec 2011 14:44
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:05

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