• 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.

  • 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.

  • Sail Design 1

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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 is structured to provide enhanced skills and knowledge to allow you to achieve remarkable designs and reach new heights of creativity. It begins by diving into pro-surface techniques. Then, it continues by mastering continuity and advanced solids tools. Towards the end of the course, it culminates with a 60-foot ocean sailing yacht as a final project, where you will apply all the concepts covered during the course.