​Swedish sailor Daniel Birgmark in action.​
​Photo: Swedish Sailing Federation


Chalmers possesses world-class expertise in computational fluid dynamics and test facilities highly suitable for sailing sports applications. In collaboration with maritime knowledge-based company SSPA, we conduct advanced computer simulations and full-scale testing that provide unique results, pushing Swedish sailing forward. We work together with sailing clubs, the national sailing federation and sailing industry partners in several research projects.

The sailing activities are coordinated by the Chalmers Yacht Research Unit (CYRU). The primary objective of CYRU is to facilitate the communication between Chalmers and other universities, industry, potential students and the general public with an interest in sailing. On this website, research in CYRU is continuously reported, and new and exciting research projects are proposed. 

Research areas

Chalmers Yacht Research Unit - Project Overview

 Chalmers Yacht Research Unit – Project overview. Green: finished; Yellow: ongoing; White: planned

The sailing research is organized in three branches. Click on a topic for further information.

  1. Development of numerical tools to predict the performance of a sailing yacht (Velocity Prediction Programs, VPP)
  2. Development of the equipment (hull, sails, appendages…)
  3. Development of sailing techniques (emphasis on Olympic Classes)

Collaborate with us!

Whether you are a student interested in pursuing a project within sailing, a PhD student open to cooperate in a sailing project or an experienced researcher who may want to visit the unit for a period of time, do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in collaborating.

We welcome international participation in our research.

Formula Sailing

Read more about the Formula Sailing project, in which students from Chalmers prepare for a race against other European universities.

Page manager Published: Fri 25 Sep 2020.