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INNOV’SAIL 2023 is organized by Ecole Navale, the Cité de la Voile-Eric Tabarly, the Eurolarge Innovation programme supported by Bretagne Développement Innovation.

Every three years since its creation in 2008 by the Cité de la Voile-Eric Tabarly and the Ecole Navale, INNOV´SAIL International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts and Sail-Assisted Ship Propulsion has brought together the world’s leading experts in the field of sailing research.

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The conference venue of this 6th edition, to be held in Lorient, France, 29-31 May 2023 is the Cite de la Voile Eric Tabarly, in the heart of the Bretagne Sailing Valley, home of many high-technology yachting and competitive sailing industries as well as racing teams.

Over three days, 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 sailing on the topics of wind assisted ship propulsion as well as competitive sailing.

INNOV’SAIL 2023 will offer a unique opportunity to scientists, naval architects, engineers, sailors, ship owners, sail makers, ship and yacht builders, rig specialists and others involved in this fascinating and challenging field to come together to share skills and know-how.

Particular emphasis will be on technological and knowledge transfer between both racing and wind-assisted ships, as well as between academia and industry. The event will also facilitate meetings and the discovery of local or international partners companies.






The4th edition of the conference INNOVSAIL was held in Lorient 28- 30 June 2017 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 2017 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.





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