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How Boats Sail

Basic science questions on how boats sail

Question 1

Lift is a force generated by the air travelling faster around the inside of the sail than the outside. True or False?

Question 2

Air pressure around the inside of a sail is higher than the air pressure on the outside of the sail. True or false?

Question 3

Which of the following images correctly identifies the forces applied to a boat when travelling upwind?

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