High Performance Yacht Design Conference announced

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ), New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the University of Auckland will host the 4th High Performance Yacht Design Conference from 12 – 14 March 2012 at the Maritime Museum, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. The conference with coincide with the Volvo Ocean race – Auckland stopover.

The conference is a highly acclaimed technical marine conference with a core focus on the design, analysis, testing and performance of cutting-edge racing and super yachts. The conference brings together an array of international experts and technical review panellists within the marine and yacht design industry.

The 3-day conference includes a series of in-depth marine related papers and presentations spanning a comprehensive range of topics including: sailing yacht aerodynamics in dynamic conditions; performance prediction and measurement; materials and structural analysis; regulations and rating rules; hull and appendage design; sustainable high performance yacht construction; wind tunnel and towing tank technology; and computational methods.

A highlight of the conference will be a public panel discussion hosted by yachting commentator Peter Montgomery on Monday 12 March 7-9pm, Viaduct Events Centre, Latitude lounge Level 3.

High Performance Yacht Design Conference
David Le Pelley
+64 9 527 5086
[email protected]
www.hpyd.org.nz

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