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.

  • 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 + 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.
  • 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.”

  • 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 Surveying 1

    The first of a two-part series dedicated to Yacht Surveying, this course is for those wanting to get professional insight into Yacht Surveying and/or planning 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.