If you ask me the current is a far more important factor.
I believe the factors to be considered would be:
-mass of the ship
-type of sail
-whether it's really worth getting there after all in these conditions (e.g. Bounty)
> Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 08:24:57 +0000
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> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Speed of Ancient Ships against the wind
> To: [log in to unmask]
> A modern racing yacht can sail at about 35-40 degrees off the wind (ie 35-40 degrees either side of dead ahead).
> Boats with square sails such as viking craft can achieve nowhere near this. The introduction of the lateen sail
> (ie, a triangle, like that of most modern yachts) from the east (within the last millennium???) allowed craft to
> get closer to the wind.
> That´s my quick 5p-worth. Someone with more knowledge/time will be along, I´m sure
> Antony Adshead
> Quoting David Potts <[log in to unmask]>:
> > Hi
> > As part of a research project, I attempting to deterimne the sailing
> > speed of ancient shipping.
> > I seen Cassons 1951 research on 'Speed under sail of ancient ships, where
> > this subject is addressed.
> > Casson tacks the issue of an unfavorable wind, but he does not cover the
> > direction that wind is comming from. A wind this is blowing 80 degress
> > against you must be larger problem than a wind that is only blowing at 30
> > degress.
> > Has anybody seen anything else on this subject?
> > D.
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