A donation made to SYRF yields results
2016 was a very active and productive year - your continued generosity helps SYRF's mission to support the scientific research used to improve handicap sailing
Newport, RI - This year's activities in projects supported by the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) were numerous and wide-ranging:
|Keynote speaker Gary Jobson (right) at the CSYS
- SYRF was a co-organizer of the triennial Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium
, helping bring dozens of students and researchers from all over the world together at the US Naval Academy for two days of presentations on research topics and projects being pursued in sailing science and technology;
- using the services of vendor KND Sailing Performance, SYRF supported a program of data log analysis to assist both owners and handicappers in better understanding of the precise conditions of weather encountered in select inshore and offshore races, where the results were used to calibrate instruments and give a more accurate understanding of boat performance in these conditions;
- Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Downwind Aero Moments and Forces were proposed, approved, researched and reported, with the results loaded to the SYRF Library and discussed just last week in the first public facing webcast made with researchers JB Braun, Michael Richelsen, and Mike Schrieber of North Design and hosted by SYRF. Eighteen attendees on this call were able to listen to explanations of the methods used in this study, and also able to pose questions to Braun and Richelsen in an online forum.
Another webcast is organized for next month to review the results of Phase 2C of this project.
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The recording from the December 7, 2016 "Ask JB" call is now available online. Listen to the call's recording HERE.
During the public webcast, JB Braun, Michael Rickelson, and Mike Schreiber explained the methodology of the second phase of the Downwind Aero Moments and Forces project and answered questions from the public about the signifance and potential applications of the results.