(February 9, 2016) – The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) announces that its Executive Director, Myles Cornwell, will be stepping down from his position to return to his profession as a naval architect. Under his direction, SYRF has gained tremendous momentum in its mission to support science in sailing, most notably by assisting in the completion of the landmark Wide-Light Project that explored the accuracy of CFD codes in modeling sailboat performance of modern planing hull designs, building the SYRF Online Library of published research, and other important SYRF-supported projects.
The SYRF Board of Directors has made an interim appointment of Research Analyst McKenzie Wilson as Cornwell's successor, who has been with SYRF since September 2015.
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(December 15, 2015) – The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) has completed the publication of reports on its landmark study of the hydrodynamics of offshore high performance boats. Dubbed the Wide Light Project as a description of the type of hull form studied, the final report was written by project leader Andy Claughton of Land Rover BAR and is available now on the SYRF website.
The project report and the data generated by this study are available in the SYRF Technical Resources Library, a unique online repository of research papers, articles and technical data related to the study of performance sailing.
The Wide Light study’s purpose was to provide insight into the accuracy of existing modeling methods in predicting the performance of typical Wide-Light designs. It is intended for this information to better inform and equip handicapping systems and box rules to address these designs.
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