Program 2012

Complete program

Day 1 23rd March 2012
17:00 On special invitation: Reception of the Senate of Hamburg,
  • Prize giving „German Offshore Award“
  • Prize giving „Baltic Circuit“; Drinks & Snacks
location: Hamburg City Hall
21:00 end of reception
Day 2 24rd March 2012
Moderation: Dobbs Davis (USA),
International Yachting Journalist
9:00 reception
location: exhibition space
9:30 Advantages of tactical navigation software - short & long distance races
Example: Expedition - The Volvo Ocean Racer software - Nick White (NZE), Expedition -> in cooperation with go for speed/DSV After this topic the Go For Speed Training starts in the room MERCUR
10:30 break with refreshments
location: exhibition space
11:00 Yacht design trends – lighter boats with better rating?
  • Keronimo Ker 40: Light Displacement under IRC - Jason Ker (GBR), KER Design
  • Rockall: Medium Displacement under IRC – John Corby (GBR)
  • Elena Nova: Light Displacement under ORC - Torsten Conradi (GER), Judel Vrojlik
  • lighter boats with better rating? - Torsten Conradi (GER), Judel Vrojlik
  • questions & answers – Podium: Torsten Conradi, Jason Ker, John Corby
location: conference room Albert Schäfer hall
13:00 lunch - sponsored by Farmers Outdoor >>
location: exhibition space
14:00 How much electronics do you really need to win?
  • Using weather data/grip files - Meeno Schrader (GER)
  • Connecting/using marine instruments: speed, wind, compass, GPS
  • later: questions & answers
location: conference room Albert Schäfer Hall
15:00 Future Trends in Offshore Racing
  • Handicap versus Box Rule versus One Design International Overview - Dobbs Davis (USA)
  • One Design Experience from RC 44 - Andre Justin (SLO), Justin Design
  • moderated discussion
location: conference room Albert Schäfer Hall
15:30 break with refreshments
location: exhibition space
16:00 Sails – the best ways to optimize your rating
  • Better Sails for better Ratings? – Greg Marie (USA), Doyle Sails
location: conference room Albert Schäfer Hall
17:00 Rigging and Spars
The weight of accidents - Stefano Beltrando (ITA), QI Composites
17:30 short coffee break
17:45 Race management – homogeneous classes and software
  • Yachtscoring in USA - Dobbs Davis/ Teeter (USA)
  • RORC Crew + Entry Management - Stefan Kunstmann (GBR)
  • Sailbook & Facebook - Volker Andreae (GER)
  • moderated discussion
location: exhibition space
18:00 End of lectures, time for conversation, refreshments
location: exhibition space
appr. 19:00 End of Day 2
afterwards Come together at the Hamburger Segel Club
drinks and food at your own cost; please register here location: HSC, An der Alster 47a, 20099 Hamburg
Day 3 25rd March 2012
10:00 reception
Moderation: Dobbs Davis (USA), International Yachting Journalist
location: location: Hamburg Sailing Club!
10:30 Flow Analysis and Flow Engineering of Sailing Yachts in Professional Sail Sport
Prof. Kai Graf (GER), FH Kiel
11:00 Video-technology and tracking in Offshore Racing
Robert Sleep (GBR), Director Marine Camera Solutions
11:30 coffee break
12:00 HPR: a new rule for Grand Prix Racing
  • Presentation of the concept - Dobbs Davis (USA)
  • Discussion - James Dadd (GBR)
13:00 Lunch (at your own account)
appr. 14:3 End of Forum





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