Resources

INNOVSAIL 2017 Papers Now Available through the SYRF Library

Missed the 2017 INNOVSAIL Conference in Lorient, France? Catch up on the cutting edge research with all of the conference proceedings now available for free through the SYRF Library. Simply search for the “International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts.” The4th edition of the conference INNOVSAIL was held in Lorient 28- 30 June 2017 at…

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It’s Finally Here — Boat Performance Database launches!

  The world’s first public Boat Performance Database has officially launched! The database will serve as a valuable repository of on-the-water sailing log data for handicappers and sailors. For handicappers, the database will provide a means of validating the predicted performance of sailing yachts under each rating rule. For sailors, the innovative Wind Venue Reports…

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SYRF Publishes NEW 14 Meter Hull Design

The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) is publicly sharing the design of a 14 Meter wide and light hull. SYRF hopes that the entire sailing community will use this as an educational exercise to better understand the capabilities and limitations of current performance prediction tools. The 14M Project was conceived as a follow up from…

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Listen Again to Downwind Aero 2C Webcast

The recording from the February 8, 2016 “Downwind Aero Phase 2C” call is now available online. Listen to the call’s recording HERE. During the public webcast, JB Braun, Michael Rickelson, and Mike Schreiber explained the methodology of the second phase of the Downwind Aero Moments and Forces 2C project and answered questions from the public…

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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 Has Productive Summer

Newport, RI – Projects supported by the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) have not been on summer holiday this season, with progress made in several areas of research. Each of these programs helps further SYRF’s stated mission “to develop and catalog the science underlying sailboat performance resulting in more accurate sailboat handicapping formulae for the benefit of all…

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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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