​Ima​ge: Rickard Bensow

Online conference on innovations for wind ship propulsion

​The latest scientific and technological research in the field of sailing will be presented in June, when Chalmers University of Technology hosts an international conference, INNOV’SAIL 2020.
There has always been a great interest on improving the technology and performance in elite sail racing, for example, the Olympics, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race and now there is also a growing interest from shipping companies to use wind power on vessels to reduce fuel consumption and environmentally harmful emissions. Many different projects are in progress around the world and savings from around 10% to almost 100% is reported. The researchers can share knowledge during this conference and results can be transferred from the advanced racing projects to commercial shipping projects. Chalmers and SSPA Sweden are examples of organizations that are conducting extensive research and are contributing with their latest findings. 

Scientists, naval architects, sailors, ship owners, and others involved in the challenging field of wind propulsion of vessels will come together at the conference on 15-17 June 2020. 30 lectures will be held, and the conference will be completely online, due to the travel restrictions caused by the Coronavirus. 

For more information on International Conference On Innovation in High-Performance Sailing, INNOV’SAIL 2020, see the website:


Chalmers University of Technology
Ecole Navale
Cité de la Voile - Eric Tabarly
SSPA Sweden
International Windship Association
Bretagne Development and Innovation
Enterprise Europe Network

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