SYRF Represented at the Design and Technology Symposium

Aarhus, Denmark – The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) supported Executive Director McKenzie Wilson to be a panelist in the Data Analysis session of the Design and Technology Symposium(DTS) held on November 27th in Aarhus, Denmark. The event drew the largest assembled crowd yet of over 100 designers, builders, sailors, race organizers, technologists and media to the 10th edition of this annual…

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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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Changes in Leadership and New Publications at SYRF

Newport, RI – The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation(SYRF) is pleased to announce that World-class navigator and America’s Cup Technology Director Stan Honey has been elected by the Board of Directors to be the new Chairman, taking over from the role filled by Steve Benjamin, who will remain on the Board. Both Honey and Benjamin are well-recognized world-class sailors and past winners…

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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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SYRF Members to Speak at the Yacht Racing Forum

With its dynamic mix of technical presentations and networking the Yacht Racing Forum is now firmly established as a ‘must attend’ winter event for anyone involved in the business of sailing and yacht racing.. SYRF’s Communication Director, Dobbs Davis, is heading the Design and Technology Symposium that be focusing on the latest innovations, materials and designs,…

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Read all about it!

  SYRF’s recent Downwind Aero Moments and Forces project was featured in the most recent issue of Sailing World. For more on how to apply SYRF’s research to your downwind spinnaker trim, read JB Braun’s article here.

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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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Offshore Multihull Association – Spring Update

The MultiRule project, supported by the Offshore Multihull Association and the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) was the official rating and scoring system for the offshore multihull classes at the 2017 St. Thomas International Regatta, BVI Spring Regatta, New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, and New York Yacht Club Race Week. The MultiRule project sought to improve…

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Offshore Multihull Association Launched

The Offshore Multihull Association (OMA) was formed last year by the owners of performance- oriented Multihulls with the goal of promoting the growth of this exciting category of performance cruising yachts. The OMA’s mission is to encourage fun, safe, close multihull racing in regattas around the world. These multihulls initially included Gunboats, HH Catamarans, Outremer…

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