Updates from Sailing Yacht Research Foundation

Published on October 26th, 2017

Stan Honey

World-class navigator and America’s Cup Technology Director Stan Honey has been elected by the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) Board of Directors to be its 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 of the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award.

Another Board member, Jay Hansen, will now fill the role of President of SYRF, taking on an active role to work closely with Executive Director McKenzie Wilson in guiding existing SYRF-funded projects as well as finding new opportunities to help SYRF fulfill its mission to support the science behind handicap racing.

Jay Hansen

Hansen is recently retired from being the Chief Operating Officer of the North Technology Group and has had over two decades of experience in guiding research and development project.

This change in leadership comes at a time of numerous ongoing activities for SYRF, including the following projects and updates: click here.

“This is an exciting time at SYRF,” said Jay Hansen, “because we have many interesting projects underway that are starting to yield results that can have both direct and indirect benefits to big boat sailing.”

Additional details at www.sailyachtresearch.org.

Source: SYRF

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