SATURDAY, March 9. 11.00 AM . Maritime Museum
READ THE SEA, THE WIND AND THE CLOUDS. ESSENTIAL METEOROLOGY FOR SAILORS
Didac Costa (Ocean Sailor) and Gabi Pérez (Meteorologist and Engineer)
In this Master Class we go back to basics: learning the meteorological foundations that allow us to make forecasts using only basic pressure charts as reference. Or, not even those: using only the variations of pressure, wind and temperature measured by sensors on board or heard on the reports through the SSB (Single Side Band) receiver. We’ll also learn to recognise the different types of clouds and the weather changes that may be associated with them. We’ll learn how to read the sea and the multiple wave trains that travel on its surface and tell us the story of the storms that generated them, sometimes very distant, thousands of miles from our position. In other words, we’ll do our Meteorology as if we were sailing with a sextant, in total connection with the environment that surrounds us, reading the sea, the wind and the clouds.
Due to the demand received, the registrations to the Saturday 9 session have been completed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
SUNDAY, March 10. 11.00 AM . Maritime Museum
EVOLUTION IN THE DESIGN OF BOATS WITH FOILS FROM THE INITIAL CONCEPT TO THE CURRENT AMERICA´S CUP
Gonzalo Redondo, founder and CEO of D3 Applied Technologies, will explain the meteoric evolution in the design of boats with foils has been from the initial concept to the current America´s Cup. Redondo is part of the American Magic design team, NYYC syndicate for the 36th Cup.
He had worked in design teams of winning VOR70 campaigns such as Groupama, the Challenger of the 34th America’s cup among others, until the creation of his new studio in 2012. His portfolio of projects is extraordinary, with a team of scientists, engineers and a network of unbeatable technical suppliers, offering an expertise vision to aerospace, civil, industrial, naval and competition projects.