Author: Ted Brewer

Is Your Boat Stable?

Top designer Ted Brewer explains stability and how it affects safety and speed The speed of a sailing yacht in any given wind is determined, to a large extent, by the amount of sail she can carry. In heavier weather, that sail...

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Rating rules shaped our boats

Rating rules shaped our boats Article taken from Good Old Boat magazine: Volume 3, Number 3, May/June 2000. Universal Rule… International Offshore Rule… Thames Measurement Rule… International Rule… Yacht Racing Association Rule…...

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The Fore and Aft Rig

By Ted Brewer Article taken from Good Old Boat magazine: Volume 4, Number 2, March/April 2001. While economics favor the sloop, other rigs have much to offer Sunshine, a 33-foot gaff sloop with a bowsprit The history of the...

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BREWER BY THE NUMBERS

Brewer by the numbers Illustrations by Ted Brewer and Mike Dickey Article taken from Good Old Boat magazine: Volume 2, Number 4, July/August 1999. What’s the meaning of all those numbers used by yacht designers? The terms...

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