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HPYD7

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HPYD7

March 2021

On March 11th 2021, the HPYD committee held their first online/in-person conference with the America’s Cup activities as a back drop.  Despite many delegates not being able to come to NZ due to COVID restrictions the event was well attended with 15 papers presented online and in person.

HPYD6

March 2018

On March 11th 2018, the HPYD committee organised a range of exciting, publicly accessible presentations and keynote addresses delivered by some of the top designers and engineers involved in the America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race.

There were no published papers at HPYD6

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HPYD6

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HPYD5

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HPYD5

March 2015

The fifth HPYD conference was held during the Auckland stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race in March 2015.  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.

HPYD4

March 2012

The fourth HPYD conference was held during the Auckland stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race in March 2012. It was a great opportunity to meet the sailors, see the yachts and attend this highly acclaimed, world-class technical conference. The University of Auckland in conjunction with HPYD hosted a very successful public panel discussion on Volvo 70 Design and Sailability.

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HPYD4

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HPYD3

HPYD3

December 2008

The 3rd High Performance Yacht Design conference was widely acclaimed to be even better than the first two. The conference saw 28 papers presented on a broad range of topics.

HPYD2

February 2006

Jointly hosted by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, the University of Auckland and Massey University, the second international conference on high performance yacht design showcased the latest developments in yacht research from around the globe.

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HPYD2

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HPYD1

HPYD1

December 2002

"The most informative technical conference I've been to as well as an exceptional opportunity to meet old friends and be educated at the same time." - Merfyn Owen, Owen Clarke Design, England

"You managed to attract the most prominent researchers in the field from all parts of the world. This must be one of the best conferences in yacht design ever held." - Professor Lars Larsson, Chalmers University, Sweden

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