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Subject: 18th century sailing speeds rss

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James McLeod
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I have stumbled across some interesting work done by University College Dublin. It uses the database of the CLIWOC project (http://webs.ucm.es/info/cliwoc/) to study sailing speeds of various nationality and types of ships from 1750 to 1850 based on analysis of ships logs. It aims to understand economic development (it was done by the Economics dept.) What I have seen so far is mostly average speeds by year, showing the effects of copper bottoms and so on. https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/109720/1/786607629.p...

Has anyone encountered this, and particularly used the same database to understand ship speed for wargame purposes? More detail in terms of direction relative to the wind, wind speed and so on. I could approach UCD but I wasn't sure they would respond, and anyway someone might already have done it...

I was going to consider calibrating various sailing game rules - or maybe design a campaign day.
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Link appears to be broken.
 
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https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/109720/1/786607629.p...

Sorry, lost the end somehow.
 
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Super interesting, thanks.

As for wargames, it seems most of the data is averages over long distances while most sailing wargames tend to be tactical. I'm sure there is some info that could be mined though.
 
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