Welcome to INNOV’SAIL 2020, the fifth conference in the series. While all previous conferences have been held in Lorient, France, INNOV’SAIL 2020 will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 15-17 June, 2020 in cooperation with the previous organizers Ecole Navale, Cite de la Voile and the International Windship Association

The conference will provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific and technological research and its application in the complex field of sailing. This time the conference will combine both the fields of yacht engineering and wind-assisted ships. INNOV’SAIL 2020 will offer a unique opportunity to scientists, naval architects, engineers, sailors, ship owners, sail makers, ship and yacht builders, rig specialists and others involved in this fascinating and challenging field to come together to share skills and know-how.

Topic covered by the conference are, for instance:
•  Aerodynamics
• Design of sails, masts, rigging
• Design of rotors, kites, wing sails etc
• Yacht and ship stability
• Design of hulls, appendages, foils
• Structural analysis and materials
• Fluid structure interaction
• Computational methods and model validation
• New experimental results and techniques
• Towing tank, wind tunnel and full scale measurements
• Performance enhancement in general
• Performance prediction and control
• Weather routing
• Racing tactics and strategy, micro-meteorology and sites investigation

Note that the topics apply to yacht engineering as well as wind-assisted ship design!