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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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The SYRF Mobile App — Coming soon to a regatta near you!

SYRF DEVELOPS SCORING APP Spurred on by the gap in transparent and modern handicap scoring tools, the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) is developing a one-stop-shop mobile tracker and analytics application. The functionalities of the SYRF Race Tracker and Analysis Mobile App will be multi-fold, delivering unprecedented capabilities to Race Committees, sailors, and spectators. This…

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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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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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