Yacht Design Conference Schedule

Published on May 19th, 2014

The organizing committees of Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium (CSYS), High Performance Yacht Design (HPYD) and Innovsail have agreed to implement a rolling 3-year cycle with one key conference each year. This will help to avoid date clashes, smooth organization and make the conferences more enjoyable and of higher quality for the attendees.

The planned schedule is as follows:
– HPYD in March, 2015
– CSYS in 2016
– Innovsail in 2017.

HPYD5 Call for Papers:
The High Performance Yacht Design Committee has planned for HPYD5 to take place in Auckland, NZ as part of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in early March 2015. Papers are invited on all topics relating to the design of high performance power and sailing yachts, including:
– structural design and analysis
– performance prediction
– wind tunnel and towing tank testing
– computational methods
– hull and appendage design
– regulations and rating rules

Abstracts are due 1st July and final papers are due 1st October. All papers are reviewed by an international technical panel. See www.hpyd.org.nz for more details.

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