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by AYRSWebAdmin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical Papers for review and comment
Topic: Howard Fund
Replies: 29
Views: 16715

Re: Howard Fund

If you use the Full Editor instead of the Quick Reply, you will see below the message box a tab labelled Attachments. That allows you to insert files either inline or as links.

If all else fails, email them to webadmin@ayrs.org and I will insert them.
by AYRSWebAdmin
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: JRA meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 2371

JRA meeting

Message received from the Junk Rig Association (contact: honsec@junkrigassociation.org) QUOTE I volunteered to organise this year’s AGM in the UK, it has been held in New Zealand for the last two years and I would be thrilled to have a good turnout. This will be during May Spring Bank Holiday (Sat 2...
by AYRSWebAdmin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: AYRS Meetings
Topic: NWLG Summer Meeting, Saturday 9th June 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 368

NWLG Summer Meeting, Saturday 9th June 2018

The meeting began at 2.00 pm promptly with Colin giving a report on the joint Open Canoe Sailing Group/AYRS North West Local Group meet at Coniston Water in the Lake District on the weekend of 20th to 22nd April. (A separate report is published in this edition of Catalyst). Mike then gave his impres...
by AYRSWebAdmin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: AYRS Meetings
Topic: NWLG Winter Meeting, Saturday 8th December 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 306

NWLG Winter Meeting, Saturday 8th December 2018

The members assembled around midday and were then invited to enjoy a buffet lunch, which has become the custom before the Winter Meeting of this Group, which is celebrating the conclusion of their eighth year together. Once settled down, Mike announced that he has volunteered for the post of Hon Sec...
by AYRSWebAdmin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: AYRS Meetings
Topic: AYRS NWLG Autumn Meeting, Saturday 8th September 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 329

AYRS NWLG Autumn Meeting, Saturday 8th September 2018

The meeting commenced with Mark outlining the development of a suitable sail system for his Proa. He is now on the third development. He passed around a drawing showing the general layout of the sail plan. The main sail is a Bermudan sail which wraps around the mast. This eliminates much of the drag...
by AYRSWebAdmin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: AYRS Meetings
Topic: Combined OCSG/AYRS NWLG Meet, Coniston Water, April 20th to 22nd 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Combined OCSG/AYRS NWLG Meet, Coniston Water, April 20th to 22nd 2018

This report details a very pleasant visit to Coniston Water, in the Lake District, organized by The Open Canoe Sailing Group (OCSG) and which included members of the Amateur Yacht Research Society, North West Local Group, John Shuttleworth, Mark Hillmann and Colin McCowen. The event was very well or...
by AYRSWebAdmin
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: Robin Blain
Replies: 0
Views: 3289

Robin Blain

Message from the Junk Rig Association (of which AYRS is a member) ----------------------- Dear Amateur Yacht Research Society, It is with great and personal regret that I have to tell you that I've just heard that the founder of the Junk Rig Association, Robin Blain, has died. The JRA was conceived ...
by AYRSWebAdmin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: Weymouth Speedweek 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 3357

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 AYRSWebAdmin
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: RINA - Power & Propulsion Alternatives for Ships
Replies: 0
Views: 3414

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 are d...
by AYRSWebAdmin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Welcome to the AYRS Forums
Topic: Fishwics Brief Bio
Replies: 2
Views: 3955

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 AYRSWebAdmin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: Weymouth Speed Week - May Trials Week
Replies: 0
Views: 3420

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 AYRSWebAdmin
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: High Speed Marine Vessels symposium - Final Call for Papers
Replies: 0
Views: 3554

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 AYRSWebAdmin
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Forum Technical support
Topic: Google Chrome
Replies: 0
Views: 3810

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 AYRSWebAdmin
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical Papers for review and comment
Topic: Howard Fund
Replies: 29
Views: 16715

Re: Howard Fund

Definitely by email! or you can post the bones of it here.
Regards
AYRS Web Admin
by AYRSWebAdmin
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Boats
Topic: MicroTransat
Replies: 21
Views: 14367

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 AYRSWebAdmin
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Sails & Aerodynamics
Topic: Wingsail design
Replies: 3
Views: 4371

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 AYRSWebAdmin
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: AYRS Annual General Meeting, 22nd January 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3890

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%2020 ... report.pdf.
by AYRSWebAdmin
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Forum Technical support
Topic: Forum software updated
Replies: 0
Views: 3469

Forum software updated

Forum software has been updated. Should be OK (has been tested); any problems please report to admin
Thank you
by AYRSWebAdmin
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: AYRS Annual General Meeting, 22nd January 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3890

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 AYRSWebAdmin
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Gossip & other snippets
Topic: Autonomous ships
Replies: 2
Views: 4665

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" and cheerful system f...
by AYRSWebAdmin
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: Terms of Use
Replies: 0
Views: 3581

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 reproduce an...
by AYRSWebAdmin
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Gossip & other snippets
Topic: Flettner rotor ship
Replies: 5
Views: 7235

Re: Flettner rotor ship

by AYRSWebAdmin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Speedweek 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 3725

Speedweek 2016

by AYRSWebAdmin
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Welcome to the AYRS Forums
Topic: Welcome to the AYRS Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 5177

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...