High Performance Sailing Yachts
28-29 October 2015, Southampton, UK
Innovations in hull design, sail design, and materials have raised the bar in sailing yacht speed and performance. The use of advanced wing sails and hydrofoils have pushed the down wind speeds of some vessels past two times the speed of the wind itself. In some cases the vessels performance is only limited by the endurance of those who crew her.
The RINA High Performance Sailing Yacht conference will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific and technologic research and its application in the complex field of high performance yachts and competitive sailing. Papers are invited from naval architects, class societies, builders and researchers on all related topics, including:
• Innovative design for performance
• Design of sails, masts, rigging
• Design of hulls, appendages
• Structure and materials
• Fluid structure interaction
• CFD Validation
• New experimental techniques
• Performance enhancement in general
Selected papers may be published in the Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
Submit an Abstract
If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912.
Selected papers include:
- DESIGN AND CONSTRICTION OF 60’ CRUISING SAILING CATAMARAN, Albert Nazarov, Ph.D., MRINA, MSNAME ‘Albatross Marine Design Co., Ltd'., Thailand
- THE LOAD MONITORING PROGRAM ON THE 2014-2015 VOLVO OCEAN RACE, Suzy Russell, Gaspar Vanhollebeke, Gurit, UK
- ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS FOR THE DESIGN OF HYDROFOIL CATAMARANS, Alberto Chapchap, University of Southampton, UK
- A NEW PHOTOGRAMMETRIC METHOD TO MEASURE FULL-SCALE FLYING SHAPES OF OFFWIND SAILS, J. Deparday, F. Hauville, P. Bot, Naval Academy Research Institute, France,M. Rabaud, FAST, Paris-Sud, France
- SPEEDOMETER FAULT DETECTION AND GNSS FUSION USING KALMAN FILTERS, Hugo Kerhascoët, Pascal Merien, nke Marine Electronics, Johann Laurent, Eric Senn, Université de Bretagne SUD, Frédéric Hauville, Ecole Navale, France
Registration and Payment
|Registration Fee (Inc VAT)||By 29/09/2015||After 29/09/2015|
|RINA members||£400+VAT = £480||£450+VAT = £540|
|Non-members||£450+VAT = £540||£500+VAT = £600|
|Concessions (retired/students, etc)||£220+VAT = £264||£220+VAT = £264|
|Principcal Author||£125+VAT = £150||£125+VAT = £150|
|Additional Author||£400+VAT = £480||£400+VAT = £480|
Register by 29 September 2015 and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)
The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.
Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact the Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at
Registration and Payment methods
Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.
Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.
Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.
Mercure Hotel, 34 - 35 High Street, Southampton SO14 2HN
Mercure hotel are offering delegates of the conference a special rate of 89 for single accommodation including breakfast per night. Please quote code RINA281051 when making a booking.
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Attendance at the High Performance Sailing Yachts conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate