Courses

  • Aerodynamics for Yacht & Sail Designers

    Familiarity with fluid dynamics is fundamental for understanding how sailing boats work and designing and operating components such as sails, wingsails, keels, rudders, foils, and Flettner rotors. This introductory course will teach you its fundamentals, including airfoil and wing analysis, making accessible a field that has brought amazing innovations to sailing craft.

  • Boat CE Certification & Homologation

    On most occasions, before a boat can be placed on the market or put into service, it must obtain a certification issued at the end of a homologation process. This process of homologating and certifying a boat is often not very well known, sometimes leading to frustration and loss of time and money. In this course, we present the process of homologating and certifying a boat in the European Union in a clear, concise, and appealing way. It covers the European Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/UE (RCDII or RCD2) and focuses on the key elements to obtain a boat's CE marking.
  • CFD for Yachts

    This course provides the knowledge and tools required to understand, perform, and analyze the results of Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations with the open-source software OpenFOAM. By completing the course, you will be able to carry out CFD simulations with OpenFOAM for different naval and marine applications. The course also includes extensive theoretical explanations of hull resistance and the physics of lift generation.
  • Composite Materials 1

    This course will teach you composite materials, their components, manufacturing processes, and their applications. You will learn terminology, processes, datasheets, and criteria to select processes and materials. You will develop a laminate calculation spreadsheet, which will be a helpful tool for your future projects. After the course, you will be able to apply the knowledge acquired to use composite materials in manufacturing components and products.

  • Composite Materials 1 + Structural Design & Scantling with ISO 12215

    Enroll simultaneously in the Composite Materials 1 and Structural Design & Scantling with ISO 12215 courses and learn composite materials, their components, manufacturing processes, applications, terminology, datasheets, and their selection criteria, as well as the fundamentals of strength of materials, structural design, and scantling determination of yachts and boats with the ISO standard 12215.
  • Maxsurf 1

    Master how to model vessels of any type and length with Maxsurf and learn many Naval Architecture and Yacht design concepts along the way! In this course, the instructor will guide you through modeling two vessels using the Maxsurf modeler: a sharp-bilge Pilot Boat and a Sailing Boat with a round bilge. By the end of the course, you will not only know how to model hulls from a linesplan, but you will also have learned how to model details such as appendages, propeller tunnels, bulwarks, cabins, skegs, forecastle decks, and more, how to use modeling techniques and most of the modeling commands, and how to interpret the results obtained and validate your models.
  • Sail Design 1

    Having a good set of sails is crucial for enhancing a sailboat’s performance on the water. This introductory course will guide you through all the different aspects to be considered when designing a new sail: rig, geometry, materials, aerodynamics, design phases, manufacturing, and sails inventories.
  • Sail Design 1 + Aerodynamics for Yacht & Sail Designers

    Enroll simultaneously in the Sail Design 1 and Aerodynamics for Yacht & Sail Designers courses and learn the different aspects to be considered when designing a new sail and the fundamentals of fluid mechanics that govern how sails (and foils) work.
  • Sail Design 1 + Sailmaking

    Enroll simultaneously in the Sail Design 1 and Sailmaking courses and learn all the different aspects to be considered when designing and manufacturing a new sail: types of rigs, sail geometry, materials, fibers, cloths, aerodynamics, design phases, sails inventories, sail lofts, sewing machines, manufacturing, production cards, quality checks, how panels are joined, how the edges are faired, patches, corner reinforcements, the boltrope, the leech line, the luff hardware, battens, finishing details ... You will find knowledge and guidance previously difficult to find or simply unavailable.
  • Sailing Yacht Design 1

    This introductory course will cover the main aspects of the design of sailing yachts: theoretical fundamentals, yacht modeling, hull and appendage resistance, sail forces, stability, and velocity prediction programs.

  • Sailing Yacht Design 1 + Sail Design 1

    Enroll simultaneously in the Sailing Yacht Design 1 and Sail Design 1 courses and learn the main aspects of the design of sailing yachts and gain a deep understanding of all the different aspects to be considered when designing a new sail: rig, geometry, materials, aerodynamics, design phases, manufacturing, and sails inventories.
  • Sailing Yacht Design 1 + Stability & Evaluation with ISO 12217

    Enroll simultaneously in the Sailing Yacht Design 1 and Stability & Evaluation with ISO 12217 courses and learn the main aspects of the design of sailing yachts and gain a deep understanding of yacht stability and how to apply this knowledge to use the ISO 12217 Standard for assessment and categorization of sailing boats.
  • Sailmaking

    Sailmaking is a trade mainly learned through practice and experience. The learning process is often long, and only sometimes junior sailmakers are lucky enough to have a mentor to teach them. Within this course, you will find reunited in a single source knowledge and guidance previously difficult to find or simply unavailable. The instructor uses many examples and photos to make you feel like you are in a sail loft doing the things that are taught. By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of sails, types and geometry, materials, sail lofts, sewing machines, and sail manufacturing.
  • Scantling with ISO 12215

    This course will explain the ISO 12215 - 5 standard, perform a complete calculation of a monohull, help analyze the results obtained, and explain why some solutions are more suitable than others. The course develops step-by-step scantling calculations of a 17m length GPR sailboat: hull, appendages, and rig.

  • Stability & Evaluation with ISO 12217

    After completing this course, you will deeply understand ship stability in the context of yachts and small craft and how to apply this knowledge to use the ISO 12217 Standard, “Small craft — Stability and buoyancy assessment and categorization,” Part 2, “Sailing boats of hull length greater than or equal to 6 m.”

  • Structural Design & Scantling with ISO 12215

    Structural design and scantling determination are crucial steps in a vessel’s design process since providing sufficient structural strength is one of the main objectives when designing floating devices. Moreover, they also affect other aspects of a vessel, such as resistance and stability. By completing this course, you will be able to design the structure of a boat, understand the ISO 12215 norm and the fundamentals behind it, and apply this norm to evaluate the scantling of either motorboats or sailing yachts.

  • Yacht 3D Modeling with Rhino – Levels 1 & 2

    Enroll simultaneously in the Yacht 3D Modeling with Rhino - Level 1 & Level 2 courses and take your naval and yacht modeling skills from beginner to advanced. From the first steps with the software interface and basic geometries to pro-surface techniques, continuity, and advanced solid tools, you will be ready to face a real-world experience after taking these courses. The last part of each course is dedicated to a hands-on project, where you will apply, modeling a yacht, all the concepts covered during the course to create impressive curves, shapes, and seamless connections.
  • Yacht 3D Modeling with Rhino. Level 1

    This course provides detailed explanations about the software interface and all the basic geometries used in naval and yacht applications. It also defines a consistent workflow for an organized design with Rhinoceros. The last part is dedicated to the hands-on development of a daysailer boat 3D model.

  • Yacht 3D Modeling with Rhino. Level 2

    This course will bring you from an intermediate to an advanced level. After taking the course, you will be ready for a real-world experience. It begins by diving into pro-surface techniques. Then, it continues by mastering continuity and advanced solids tools. It culminates with a 60-foot ocean sailing yacht as a final project, where you will apply all the concepts covered during the course to create impressive curves, shapes, and seamless connections.

  • Yacht Surveying 1

    This course is for passionates who want professional insight into Yacht Surveying and/or plan to venture further into this area. When completing this course, you will have learned about different organizations in the marine industry, rules and regulations related to boats and yachts and how they may affect the activity of the yacht surveyor, different types of surveys, important considerations related to each one, and the survey process, including preparation, safety issues, instructions, tools, and reporting.