Professional BoatBuilder Magazine Online

Papers Please!

The Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium


In mid-March our editor, Paul Lazarus, spent a few heady days as a host at the Second Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium in Annapolis Maryland—an ambitious forum with two days of presentations by top designers and engineers from around he world. He returned to us muttering of Savitsky, stepped hulls, more-efficient designs, and the marvels of brainpower and passion that seem native to this industry. Look for more from the symposium in the pages of Professional BoatBuilder.

Meantime, we’re reminded that the call for papers has already been issued for the next iteration of the more venerable sail-powered version of the gathering—the 20th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, scheduled for Annapolis in March 2011. The May 21, 2010, deadline for submission of abstracts is fast approaching. Manuscripts are due Oct. 22, and final drafts Jan. 21, 2011. Topics of interest include:

  • Yacht Design and Analysis
  • Materials and Fabrication
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Failure Analysis and Repair
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Software, Electronics, and Systems
  • Racing Yacht Developments
  • Sails and Rigging
  • Lessons Learned from Volvo/IAC Racing
  • Human Factors in Sailing
  • Rating Rules
  • Regulatory Developments
  • Retrospectives and Historical Papers

For details and additional submission guidelines, visit .