Organized by the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly, and the Naval Academy Research Institute, INNOV’SAIL will provide an international 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. INNOV’SAIL 2017 will provide an opportunity for scientists, architects, engineers, sailors, sail makers, boat and rig builders and others involved in this fascinating and challenging field to come together to share skills and know-how. An exciting social program will be announced later.
4 TH EDITION
28-30 JUNE 2017
The conference venue is in the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly, a purpose-built marine centre and museum dedicated to the adventure of modern sailing. The Cité is in the heart of the Yacht Racing Centre in the beautiful bay of Lorient, home of many high technology yachting industries and racing teams, such as Groupama Team France (the French Challenger for the America’s Cup), IMOCA 60’ (Vendee Globe) and maxi multihulls (round the world record).
The conference will provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific and technological research and its application in the complex field of high performance yachts and competitive sailing. INNOV’SAIL 2017 will offer a unique opportunity to scientists, naval architects, engineers, sailors, sail makers, boat and rig builders and others involved in this fascinating and challenging field to come together to share skills and know-how. An exciting social program will be announced later.
Papers are invited on the following topics to be covered by the conference (list not restrictive) :
- Design of sails, masts, rigging
- Design of hulls, appendages, foils
- Structural analysis and materials
- Fluid structure interaction
- Computational methods and model validation
- New experimental results and techniques
- Towing tank, wind tunnel and full scale measurements
- Performance enhancement in general
- Racing tactics and strategy, micro-meteorology and sites investigation
- Wind propulsion for ships
Eco-design, eco-friendly yachting, energy on board...
Abstracts of no more than 400 words and 2 pages should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before December the 1st 2016. Full papers of accepted abstracts will be due for March 1st 2017.
Follow-up special issue in the high-impact journal Ocean Engineering, edited by Elsevier.
A selection of high scientific quality contributions will be offered the opportunity to submit a paper for a special issue on yacht engineering in the renowned peer-reviewed scientific journal Ocean Engineering, to be edited after the conference. The special issue edited after the previous conference INNOV’SAIL 2013 can be found under the reference Ocean Engineering, Vol. 90, 1 November 2014, ISSN 0029-8018.
The3th edition of the conference INNOVSAIL was held in Lorient 26- 28 June 2013 at the Cite de la Voile Eric Tabarly. The conference was a great success with the participation of more than 90 delegates from all over the world, who enjoyed the high quality presentations of 34 contributions on various topics, about fluiddynamics, structural design, fluidstructure interaction and racing tactics.
Overall, INNOVSAIL 2013 was a unique opportunity to present the latest outcomes from scientific and technological research and engineering in all topics concerned in high performance sailing yachts. The conference has given rise to a fruitful exchange of knowledge and know-how and many opportunities to start new collaborations and technological transfer from academia to industry. Moreover, the numerous students, young scientists and engineers attending INNOVSAIL had a unique opportunity to get in touch with most of the key persons in the field of yacht research and engineering and to make contacts for possible PhD projects and job opportunities.