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SAP/SYRF Launch New Mobile App for Global Sailing Community

SAP Launches New Mobile App for Global Sailing Community to Create Races and Access Live Tracking Data  WALLDORF, Germany – October 6, 2020 – SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and partner Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) today announced the launch of Sail Insight, a new mobile app designed for the global sailing community. The user-friendly app…

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Spirit of Bermuda Charity Rally – An Innovative Ocean Race to Bermuda

  The Bermuda Sloop Foundation (BSF), East End Mini Yacht Club (EEMYC) and the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) are pleased to announce the organization of the Spirit of Bermuda Charity Rally, a rally race to St George’s, Bermuda and back for the benefit of BSF’s programs for youth on the sail training vessel Spirit…

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New to the SYRF Library — 23rd CSYS Papers

23rd CSYS Papers Annapolis, MD — The papers presented at this past weekend’s 23rd Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium are now available for download in the SYRF Library. Topics in this year’s symposium ranged from the CFD validations using SYRF’s Wide-Light project as a benchmark to maneuver simulation and optimization for AC50s. Be sure to have…

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A Productive Week in Yachting’s Capital

Annapolis, Maryland — SYRF Board member Larry Rosenfeld, Executive Director McKenzie Wilson, and Communications Director Dobbs Davis were on hand last week at the US Naval Academy to support the 23rd triennial edition of the Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium (CSYS). Over 70 researchers, students, sailors and consultants from all over the world were on hand…

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SYRF to Sponsor 23rd Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium

February 6, 2019 Registration now open for 23rd Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium   Supported by SYRF, conference held over  March 15-16, 2019 at the US Naval Academy  in Annapolis, USA   Annapolis, Maryland – The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has opened online registration for the 23rd edition of the Chesapeake Sailing…

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Should luck or skill win the race?

VOTE in our Facebook Poll Does winning in racing come down to skill or luck? Sure, you need to be a decent sailor to stand a reasonable chance of winning. But all too often luck plays too large a role… Here’s an example we’ve all experienced: “It was a fast boat race.” In an offshore…

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SYRF’s Winter Update

SYRF Newsletter – early 2018-2019 Winter edition This fall, SYRF and its team have been very active in furthering our mission of developing the science of sailboat performance and handicap racing. We have made significant progress on most of our projects specifically including the following: The SYRF Mobile App Working with our newest Board member…

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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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