International Yacht Forum 2010

German Offshore Owners Association (deras IRC-förbund) är aktiva. Man drar ju igång Hanseboot IRC Baltic Open där vi skall vara med och köra med Blur.

Man ordnar också ett intressant forum i Hamburg i februari, som jag tänkte åka ner till. Om någon annan är intresserad så har jag ett antal inbjudningar (mail).

Dear racing enthusiasts!

The offshore regatta scene has changed dramatically during the last years New formalities and numerous changes In measurement have internationally caused a lot of discussion. Fast yachts and sailing fun are booming.

Against this background the German Offshore Owners Association together with hanseboot Boatshow, the sail maker North Sails. the specialist for yacht insurances Pantaenius and SGS Yachttesting Services invite to a free forum concerning the future in Offshore Yacht Racing.

We have been able to secure international experts as discussion partners for this workshop, who will elucidate various topics. In an open discussion the participants will be able to direct questions to the experts and discuss different points of view.

Please register for the event until the 20th January 2010 at the latest by email or fax , as the number of seats are strictly limited. The reply form is attached to this letter.

We are looking forward to stimulating conversations with you!

-The future in Offshore Yacht Racing

Date: Saturday, 13th February 2010
Time: 10,30 h to 16.00 h
Place: Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, Schone Aussicht 37, 22085 Hamburg
Speakers Naval Architects: Torsten Conradi, John Corby, Mark Mills, Simon Rogers
Co-Speakers: Thomas Jungblut, Rene Vlilefrance, Dr. Olaf Gunnewig
Moderator: Svante Domizlaff

10,30 h Welcome and introduction Svante Domizlaff
11.00 h The magic difference between 40 and 50 ft Topics: stability, keel bombs, hull factor, overhangs, empty weight and DLR, aft hull chine, stored power
12.45 h Keels – Structures – Breakages Dr, Olaf Gunnewig (SGS)
13,00 h Lunch buffet
14.00 h Rig & sailplan optimisation Topics: squaretop mains, roach and girths. bowsprit vs oversized pole, masthead kites, composite and simple rigs
15.45 h PBO, carbon fibre-and rod-rigging Rene Villefrance (Nordic Mast)
16.00 h End of forum
Following Socialising at the bar / RC boat race

The event language is English The participation In the forum IS free.