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The fifth HPYD conference was held during the Auckland stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race in March 2015. The conference was held in the heart of the stopover among the bases in the viaduct harbour.  It was a great opportunity to meet the sailors, see the yachts and attend this highly acclaimed, world-class technical conference. The focus was on the design, analysis, testing and performance of cutting-edge racing and super yachts, and included a full social program. After the conference the delegates had the opportunity to visit to local marine industries: Core Builders Composites Ltd, Southern Spars and the Auckland University wind tunnel.

The University of Auckland in conjunction with HPYD hosted a very successful and lively Open Session. "PJ" Montgomery was master of ceremonies and interviewed Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race and Race Director, Jack Lloyd.

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