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SYRF Supports World Sailing In-Build Validation for Keels

SYRF is a proud supporter of  World Sailing’s systematic review of keel design and construction. The goal of this review was to identify weak points in this process that may have contributed to the recent structural failure of keels in both production and custom sailboats. The full report is now available through the SYRF Library. The…

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Supporting SYRF Yields Results

A donation made to SYRF yields results  2016 was a very active and productive year – your continued generosity helps SYRF’s mission to support the scientific research used to improve handicap sailing  Newport, RI – This year’s activities in projects supported by the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) were numerous and wide-ranging:  SYRF was a co-organizer of the triennial Chesapeake Sailing…

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SYRF Offers KND Analysis for Bayview-Mackinac and NYYC Race Week

Newport, RI – For the big boat sailor, self-evaluating performance data has always been a challenge. On-board instrumentation can be a valuable tool, but often needs careful calibration and integration with software programs to become of practical use in developing meaningful performance targets for the team. In this program SYRF and KND will provide a customized performance…

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Three Exciting New Projects Supported by SYRF

Newport, RI – The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) is pleased to announce three new projects approved for funding to help SYRF’s ongoing mission to support the science behind handicapping. Phase 1 of the Downwind Aero Moments and Aero Forces study conducted by JB Braun of North Design has been posted to the SYRF Library, and should help improve the…

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Downwind Aero Study Phase 1 Completed

The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation is pleased to announce the completion and availability of Phase 1 of the Downwind Aero Moments and Forces project conducted by JB Braun of North Design Services. The complete report and results from this study are posted and available on the SYRF Projects Page. The purpose of this study was to help improve the accuracy of…

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SYRF Expands Library to Include Data from 34th America’s Cup

This data was originally made available as live streaming data from the boats during the events leading up to and including the 34th Americas Cup. The data was then published on the America’s Cup Noticeboard website for the interest of the public. In late 2014, the noticeboard website from the 34th AC was scheduled to…

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