On Sailor’s Day, we remember that the art of navigation originated in Polynesia. These boats would have won any regatta not long ago.
The Polynesians have had the reputation as the most perfect sailors for ages. Even today, they are admired by modern sailors for their talent. Sailing in a classic outrigger sailboat is an unforgettable experience. Until recently, the traditional prau boats could rival the fastest high-tech boats in the Americas Cup. The reason is thought to be the special aerodynamics of the triangular delta sail, also known as the crab scissors sail. It is hard to believe that this technology was invented 10,000 years ago in the South Seas.
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