The 5th High Performance Yacht Design Conference will take place 9th – 11th March 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. This coincides with the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover, and the conference venue will be central to the boats and all the activities on offer.

Papers will be presented on a wide range of topics relating to the design of high performance power and sailing yachts, including:
- foil performance and design of foil-borne craft
- wing sails
- structural design and analysis
- performance prediction
- wind tunnel and towing tank testing
- computational methods
- hull and appendage design

The deadline for submission of full papers is 1st October. A list of abstracts is available here.

Abstracts should include a detailed description of the proposed paper and be no longer than one page. They should be submitted to info@hpyd.org.nz.

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