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by admin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: Weymouth Speedweek 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Weymouth Speedweek 2017

Just a reminder that this years Weymouth Speedweek will be from Saturday 14th October to Friday 20th October at the WPNSA Osprey Quay. Boat builders and experimental craft are all welcome to spend a week in like minded company. Sailing from 10.30 am each day. Evening events organised. AYRS Meeting a...
by admin
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: RINA - Power & Propulsion Alternatives for Ships
Replies: 0
Views: 212

RINA - Power & Propulsion Alternatives for Ships

Call for Papers (deadline: 17 July 2017) Power & Propulsion Alternatives for Ships 8 November 2017, Rotterdam, The Netherlands The current use of alternative fuels and renewable energy sources within the shipping industry is still relatively low. Growing environmental legislation and concerns a...
by admin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Welcome to the AYRS Forums
Topic: Fishwics Brief Bio
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: Fishwics Brief Bio

Front page has changed a bit from when No 51 was published, but if you click on "Home" on the black bar above, you'll get there.
by admin
Thu May 04, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Technical Papers for review and comment
Topic: The WindFly Rig - Fast and stable kite boats - no heel, no leeway
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: The WindFly Rig - Fast and stable kite boats - no heel, no leeway

(You should be able to post an image, as an attachment)
by admin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: Weymouth Speed Week - May Trials Week
Replies: 0
Views: 387

Weymouth Speed Week - May Trials Week

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Our annual gathering to get together, get on the water and test new things. We will be around most of the week and can arrange support boats if needed. We look forward to seeing you there.
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by admin
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: High Speed Marine Vessels symposium - Final Call for Papers
Replies: 0
Views: 591

High Speed Marine Vessels symposium - Final Call for Papers

The 11th HSMV Symposium will be held in Naples in October 2017. As in previous years, the Symposium will provide an opportunity to present and discuss developments in the design, construction and operation of high speed marine vessels. Papers are invited on all aspect of high speed vessels with a wi...
by admin
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Forum Technical support
Topic: Google Chrome
Replies: 0
Views: 646

Google Chrome

We've had reports that users with certain versions of Google Chrome are unable to download files correctly: specifically Catalyst 51. These files are currently transmitted in a compressed form (to save your and our bandwidth) and they are not getting re-flated in the users' computers. The usual symp...
by admin
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical Papers for review and comment
Topic: Howard Fund
Replies: 23
Views: 3153

Re: Howard Fund

Definitely by email! or you can post the bones of it here.
Regards
AYRS Web Admin
by admin
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Boats
Topic: MicroTransat
Replies: 13
Views: 2362

MicroTransat

AYRS has received the following letter, which I'm posting here and inviting the sender to join the forum. Comments are welcome. Admin ______________________________________________________________________ Your advice about a crazy idea. I'm sending this email, as owing to a mistake on my part, I was...
by admin
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Sails & Aerodynamics
Topic: Wingsail design
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Wingsail design

Thinking about wingsails; anyone considering their design should read Fekete and Newman's paper “Analysis and development of a sailboat with self-trimming wing sail”[1] in particular the second order differential equation which allows prediction of its stability. NACA sections are probably not the b...
by admin
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: AYRS Annual General Meeting, 22nd January 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: AYRS Annual General Meeting, 22nd January 2017

The accounts for the year ending 30 September 2016 are on the AYRS website at http://www.ayrs.org/management/AGM%202017%20Directors%20report.pdf.
by admin
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Forum Technical support
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 0
Views: 448

Forum software updated

Forum software has been updated. Should be OK (has been tested); any problems please report to admin
Thank you
by admin
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: AYRS Annual General Meeting, 22nd January 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 874

AYRS Annual General Meeting, 22nd January 2017

The 53rd Annual General Meeting of the Amateur Yacht Research Society will take place on Sunday 22nd January 2017 at the Village Hall, Thorpe, Surrey, TW20 8TE starting at 4.00pm. The AGM is open to all paid-up members and their guests, but only members may vote. Agenda 1. Apologies for absence 2. T...
by admin
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Gossip & other snippets
Topic: Autonomous ships
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: Autonomous ships

If aircraft experience is anything to go by - Not good at all! One of the "side-effects" of developing collision-avoidance systems for aircraft (and most commercial aircraft today fly under autopilot, even when taking collision-avoidance action) was the development of a "cheap" a...
by admin
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: Terms of Use
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Terms of Use

The Terms of Use have been amended by the addition of the following paragraph: "You further agree that you grant to “Amateur Yacht Research Society” and the other users of the “Amateur Yacht Research Society” forum (whether they be registered or not) perpetual and irrevocable licence to reprodu...
by admin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Speedweek 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 809

Speedweek 2016

by admin
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Welcome to the AYRS Forums
Topic: Welcome to the AYRS Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 1768

Welcome to the AYRS Forum

Welcome to the new AYRS Forum - the place to discuss developments in yacht science. Once registered you will find you have limited access to most of the forums. Some of them are restricted to paid-up AYRS members (well, they do need some privileges for their money), but in most you will be able to r...

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