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Welcome to the 22nd Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium

Presented by SNAME and the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation
March 18-19, 2016
United States Naval Academy - Annapolis, Maryland
Room: Rickover 102

The Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium is the world's longest running technical forum dedicated to advancing the study of the art and science of sailing yacht design technology.

Professional yacht designers and a wide variety of sailing enthusiasts travel from around the world to attend the CSYS Symposia to present papers and exchange ideas on sailing.

If you have an interest in sailing technology but have never attended the CSYS, don't miss out any longer. The next symposium is scheduled for March of 2016 and designers from as far away as Australia and Japan will do what it takes to get here. By attending the symposium you have the opportunity to visit with old friends and make new acquaintances in the sailing world. Coffee breaks between presentation sessions overflow with enthusiastic sailing talk and provide a wonderful opportunity for authors and attendees to socialize. The 22nd CSYS promises to be another memorable event, not to be missed. 

We hope to see you in Annapolis for the 22nd CSYS on March 18-19, 2016 and the U.S. Naval Academy.


Date: Friday – Saturday, March 18-19, 2016
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: United States Naval Academy, Annapolis MD

Registration fee includes:
Coffee Breaks on March 18 and 19
Authors Cocktail Reception on Saturday, March 19 at the Severn Sailing Association
Proceedings will be available in electronic format for attendees.

Security Precautions:
We are graciously being hosted by the United States Naval Academy.
Attendees will have to walk onto the Navy Yard through gate 1 or gate 3 and make their way on foot to the conference venue.
Photo ID must be shown to the guards at the gates to enter the facility.

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Sailing Yacht Research Foundation

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