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The Design of Sailing Yachts

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The Design of Sailing YachtsFirst published in France in 1979, the first part of an intended two volume work. As far as I know the second part, on construction,  if it was published, is not available in English.
The author concentrates on fast cruisers and racing yachts.
Chapters cover
The Environment of the Sailing Boat
Aero- and Hydro-dynamics
Equilibrium of a Sailing Boat
Hydrodynamic Forces
Aerodynamic Forces
Movement in Waves
Combination of Hull with Sails and Balance.
Glossary of mechanics and physics.
Ist UK Edition 1984.
NB. A second-hand book. A very good hardback copy in dustjacket.