While sailors strive to optimize the designs of their boats in an effort to ensure a greater chance of winning, the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) hopes to help level the proverbial playing field.
SYRF' s mission is to provide the sport of yacht racing with the technology, tools, research, and expertise necessary to broaden and deepen the understanding of yacht dynamics, to improve the fairness of yacht racing handicapping and rating rules, and encourage the universal adoption and implementation of those rules.
SYRF has an ambitious program to conduct further research to better refine the understanding of sailing yacht performance and to investigate those areas - such as unsteady sailing - where our knowledge only scratches the surface.
The results of SYRF'S work will be introduced into the public domain through rating rule development and through technical papers SYRF produces on the heels of its various research findings.
This week's video pulls back the curtain of SYRF...