John Hogg Prize

The AYRS John Hogg Prize is awarded in memory of John Hogg, the distinguished amateur yachting researcher, who died on July 24th 2000. The prize of £1000 was established to commemorate John’s life and work.

The aim of this international award is to encourage and recognise important contributions to the understanding and development of sailing performance, safety and endurance.

John Hogg and the AYRS

A gifted professional engineer and keen amateur sailor, John’s special interest was in measuring and recording the interaction of wind speed, wind angle and sail trim and their effect on optimal boat speed. He contributed seminal papers to the AYRS journal describing his work based on data from innovative electronic equipment developed and built in his spare time.

During the sixties he produce polar diagrams for a wide range of racing yachts and particularly for wing sail, multihull and hydrofoil projects. In 1962 he built and evaluated radio controlled scale models under sail to validate tank test data for the Kurrewa V America’s Cup challenge.

From the Society’s creation until his death in June 2000, John encouraged and assisted members to support published work with hard quantified evidence in the interest of the science.

The John Hogg Prize, to celebrate John’s life and work, is funded by donations.

The aim of this international award is to encourage and recognise important contributions to the understanding and development of sailing performance, safety and endurance. Submissions may be made by members or non members to arrive not later than 1st October.

The winning entry will be announced and the prize will be awarded at the London International Boat Show in the following January. All short-listed entrants will receive one year’s free membership of the AYRS.

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Register your interest now for the AYRS John Hogg prize competition

Successful entries in the first years of the prize cover a range of sailing performance subjects. Each one has been published in `Catalyst’, the influential journal of the AYRS and generated contributions from the worldwide membership of the society.

 

2001 Winner

•    A Novel Swing-Sail Rig
David Duncan (England)
2002 Joint Winners

•    A Simplified Windmill Design Program
for Marine Purposes
Mario Rosato (Spain)

•    A Displacement Hull and Keel Design
Unrestricted by the Square Root of
Waterline Length
Michael Wingeatt (England)

2003 Winner

•     Quatrefoil – a slewed-hull catamaran for
long-distance races
Jon Montgomery (England)

2005 Winner

•     Upside-Down Vane Self-Steering Gear
Jan Alkema (Netherlands)

2007-8 Winner

•     Flex-Foil Wind Generator
Jack Goodman (USA)

To register your interest, please contact the AYRS Secretary

How to enter the Competition

When you would like to enter your project (or nominate someone else) for the competition,
please download this reprint from Catalyst – the journal of Yacht Research – for full details and instructions.
(Note: Acrobat reader required)