Larry Rosenfeld Joins SYRF Board of Directors

Newport, Rhode Island – The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) is pleased to announce the addition of offshore multihull sailor Larry Rosenfeld to the organization’s Board of Directors. Rosenfeld is an experienced software entrepreneur and has a strong sailing resume, having been the Navigator n many successful offshore racing boats, including Team Adventure, a 110-foot,…

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SYRF Chairman Inducted into National Inventor’s Hall of Fame

National Sailing Hall of Famer Stan Honey (Class of 2012) will be inducted yet again, this time into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame (NIHF). The winning offshore navigator and inventor of football television’s yellow “First and Ten Line” is one of 15 pioneers to be honored at NIHF’s induction ceremony on May 2-3, 2018.…

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SYRF Begins Work on H-0 Project

Newport, RI — Fairness in yacht racing is affected by the choice of scoring method applied in a race. For sophisticated methods using a VPP-based determination of the boat’s performance coupled to a model of the wind behavior then the boat’s score will reflect its relative ability to sail the model course efficiently. However, the…

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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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