INNOV'SAIL 2020

INNOV’SAIL 2020 was the fifth conference in the series. While all previous conferences have been held in Lorient, France, INNOV’SAIL 2020 was organized by Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden and held online 15-17 June 2020. This was due to the travel restrictions caused by the Corona virus.


The conference provided an international forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific and technological research and its application in the complex field of sailing. Whether it is yacht engineering or wind-assisted ships, INNOV’SAIL 2020 offered a unique opportunity to virtually meet scientists, naval architects, engineers, sailors, ship owners, sailmakers, ship and yacht builders, rig and equipment specialists as well as others involved in this fascinating and challenging field - share your skills and know-how at INNOV´SAIL 2020.

Topic covered by the conference were:
•  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 applied to yacht engineering as well as wind-powered ship design!