International Yacht Forum Hamburg. On February 12th, 21 worldwide famous top specialists will share their knowledge on five basic themes for successful race sailing: Measurement/rules, keel/rudder, mast/riggs, sails and security. Take the chance to address your questions to race experts from all over the world. At 7 pm the boot offshore party will start. The International Yacht forum is patronized by the German Sailing Association (DSV).
10:00 One World, One Rule, Is it possible?
Moderator - Mike Castania (AUS)
10:00 Volker Andreae (GER) Welcoming Address
10:10 Bruno Finzi (ITA) - Our Vision: One Rule
10:20 Kay-Enno Brinck (GER) Explaining ORC-Rule in short words
10:30 James Dadd (GBR) Explaining IRC-Rule
10:40 Kasper Wedersøe (DEN) Explaining Dansk Handicap-Rule
10:50 Mike Castania (AUS) - introduces and has some questions to the designers about their actual thinking and developments
11:30 hanseboot-break with refreshments
12:00 Christian Schaumlöffel (USA/GER) - Explaining PHRF Handicap via Skype
12:10 Pelle Lindell (SWE) explaining SRS via Skype
12:20 moderated discussion, conducted by Mike Castania (AUS)
12:50 Baltic Circuit Presentation - Friedrich Hausmann (GER)
13:00 lunch, sponsored by Katadyn
14:00 Torsten Conradi, Judel/Vrolijk & Co (GER) Appendages – 'Do I really need a bigger rudder?'
14:30 Andreas Huebner/Arne Guelzow, Carbo-Link (SUI) carbon rigging - the light alternative to wire
15:00 Tim Hall, Hall Spars (USA) carbon masts - bending without breaking
15:30 hanseboot-break with refreshments
16:00 Philippe Oulhen, North (FRA/CAN) Asymmetric or Symmetrical Spinnakers
16:30 Holger Vogt, MUSTO/Martin Baum, Pantaenius (GER) security & solutions
17:30 Panel discussion re-boot
18:00 End of Forum
18:00 hanseboot - 'Meet the Owners'
19:00 Prize Giving Hanseboot Baltic IRC Series
19:30 boot offshore party with spectacular sailing movies and live music, Börsensaal, chamber of commerce
The entire program with all details can be downloaded here
The International Yacht Forum Hamburg is an event of the german offshore owners association. Forum website