For those interested in the science and technology of sailing, the Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium (CSYS) is a must-attend triennial event. The 22nd edition of CSYS will once again gather together the brightest minds in the field of research and its application to understanding and characterizing sailing yacht performance. The authors of accepted papers will be presenting their ideas in a series of lectures held over March 18-19, 2016 at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. The event can be attended on either or both days, with Registration details available at www.csysonline.com .
Co-organized by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) , this year’s technical program includes papers from internationally recognized researchers on all aspects of sailing technology. Topics to be covered range from performance prediction of hydrofoiling catamarans to research into unsteady sail aerodynamics. Among the 17 presentations will be one of the first detailed reviews of the Volvo Ocean Race load measurements and an interesting examination of the importance of team work in the sport of sailing. The titles and abstracts of the accepted papers for the conference are on the CSYS website for review.
Presentations made at CSYS cover a broad range and depth of subject matter, from rigorous investigations in the applied sciences to studies performed on topics that are appealing to a broader audience in the sailing community. The papers and topics presented on Saturday, March 19th are of this more general appeal, and will be led by a keynote address from global sailing personality and World Sailing Vice President Gary Jobson on the important influence that science has had on the sport of sailing.
Following the presentations on Saturday, a tour of the US Naval Academy’s test tank and hydrodynmics lab is also being offered by USNA Professor Paul Miller for those interested to attend.
“Whether you are a weekend warrior or a full time marine industry professional make plans to join us for CSYS 2016,” said Jaye Falls , Chairman of the 22nd CSYS. “Besides sharing the latest research in the technical advancement of the sport, the frequent coffee breaks we have during the symposium and the SYRF-sponsored social event at the Severn Sailing Association in the evening of Saturday, March 19th will give attendees the opportunity to visit with old friends and make new acquaintances in the sailing world.”
For more information on CSYS, visit www.csysonline.com .