SNAME Maritime Convention



Setting Sail for Victory at the 6th Annual SNAME Cup Sailing Regatta

The 6th SNAME Cup Sailing Regatta was held on Saturday, October 25, following the inaugural SNAME Maritime Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston, Texas. The 2014 Regatta was held on the waters of Galveston Bay with the event launching from the Houston Yacht Club in Shoreacres. The Regatta was chaired by Scott McClure.

With the generous support of the sponsoring companies, this year’s event was a fabulous success.

Eight J-22 owners again donated their personal boats for the regatta. We recognize the significant contributions of the boat owners and thank them for their generosity.

Bigger and Better in Texas – The Inaugural 2014 SNAME Maritime Convention a Real Success in Houston

The 2014 SNAME Maritime Convention truly exemplified itself as The International Maritime Forum, with new events incorporated into a week of traditional technical content. The SMC ran from Monday, October 20 through Saturday, October 27, in Houston, TX, and brought together both members from every facet of the maritime community.

SNAME President, Peter G. Noble commented:

“This SNAME Maritime Convention was an exciting time for me and what was most uplifting was the high number of student member attending from our 34 Student Sections around the globe. These young people displayed a passion for our profession that raised the level of enthusiasm for all attendees.”

Attendance exceeded expectations with over 1,000 attendees, including a record high of 258 students representing Student Sections across the globe.

SNAME Maritime Convention

Thank you for making the inaugural SNAME Maritime Convention a success.  Stay tuned for content, photos, and all the post SMC details.

President's Blog

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    SNAME’s European Student Sections – October 2014

    SNAME’s European Student Sections – October 2014 By, Peter Noble One of the SNAME activities that I...

Executive Director's Blog

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    Two SNAME Members to be Awarded Admiral of the Ocean Sea

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Featured Papers & Presentations

Fourth Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium (CPBS), June 2014
The Fourth Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium was held at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 23–24, 2014....
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17th SNAME Texas Section Offshore Symposium
The 17th SNAME Texas Section Offshore Symposium was held in Houston in early February 2012. The Offshore Symposium is held on a semi-annual basis, with 150 to 200 attendees. 
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Featured Paper – from the Journal of Sailboat Technology
The Journal of Sailboat Technology is an online peer-reviewed journal whose objective is to provide a medium for the publication of research achievements and engineering practices in this field.
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Library of SNAME Featured Papers

Upcoming Events

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The 6th Pan Asian Association of Maritime Engineering Societies/
Advanced Maritime Engineering Conference presents:

The 6th PAAMES/AMEC 2014 
Dates: October 28-30, 2014
Venue: Zhejiang Hotel, Hangzhou, China

Organized by:
Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers

See flyer for more details


The First Workshop on Wave & Tidal Energy

Dates: October 29-31, 2014
Venue: Valdivia, Chile

Organized by the University of California at Berkeley and the
University Austral of Chile

See flyer for more details

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