Who was Arvel Gentry?

Arvel Gentry (1933-2015) was an aerodynamicist. He had a plentiful professional career including having been involved in aerodynamic's research on the biggest aircraft companies in the whole world, like NACA, Lockheed, Douglas, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. His name rose to sailing-fame on the early 1970's when he published many sail-aerodynamic articles aimed to the average sailor, and changed sailing for ever. His approach to sailing from a scientifical point of view started an evolving process who's outcomes we see now everywhere, both in the aero and hydrodynamic fields of sailing.

World of sailing owes much to Mr. Gentry, this small site is just an acknowledgment for that.