SAIL in Class is a space in which some of the best representatives in our field in any of their areas share their knowledge in limited attendance workshops.

In this edition, LUIS SÁENZ MARISCAL, lawyer and member of Team New Zealand, analyses the ins and outs of the Kiwis’ victory in the last America’s Cup. An edition in which the interpretation of the rules and their innovative application led to victory for the New Zealand team.

And to complete this exceptional edition of SAIL in Class, JUAN K (Juan Kouyoumdjian), one of the best sailboat designers in the world, will make a presentation. Three victories in VOR, two Olympic gold medals, nine speed records, seven world titles and six-times participant in the America’s Cup. It is a great privilege to have him in this edition.

MASTER CLASS
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
11.oo – MARITIME MUSEUM

LUIS SÁENZ MARISCAL

THE AMERICA’S CUP: OLD RULES, MODERN BOATS.

In the 166-year history of the America’s Cup, there have been extraordinary boats, unique personalities and countless legal fights.

On 26 June last year in Bermuda, Emirates Team New Zealand overwhelmingly defeated the American defender. Designing the fastest boat and sailing it at full speed are based on a plethora of ingenuity, innovation and applied experimentation. Part of this effort focuses on applying rules that began in 1852 to boats that have not yet been invented.

In this Masterclass, Luis Sáenz Mariscal, America’s Cup winner, sailor and lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in this race will talk about his experience and how the rules are applied to the technological development of sailing.

THIS MASTER CLASS IS COMPLETE.
SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

MASTER CLASS
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
11.oo – MARITIME MUSEUM

JUAN KOUYOUMDJIAN

BREAKING THE RULES
THE CHALLENGES FOR INNOVATIVE DESIGN

The corsetry of the class rules leads to a search for limits within the norms, but when they have been squeezed dry and gone through all kinds of circuits, when they are delimited by monotypes such as the current Volvo Ocean Race or Box Rule such as Vendée Globe and America’s Cup, the roots, the cravings for creative freedom come out once again. And even more so today, with the route offered by calculation programs and materials.

With the passage of time you want the open sea, without the limitation of coastlines, without doors to the countryside. Then, with sensible but pure innovation as the ultimate goal of your designs, a new horizon is opened that is ultimately the one that enables evolution and progression in the first-class naval design industry. The priority is performance, always with the limitations of the material and the constructive capacity. But without forgetting the other components. A good hull is not revolutionary. It is the boat overall. These must be the constraints and not others.

Today, the Vendée Globe is the regatta that enables designers to play inside the monohulls… and the new decision to return to them for the next America’s Cup may encourage me to participate in some project. Regarding the foil era and the desire to take off, I think it is a very interesting field, but don’t forget that the vast majority practice this discipline precisely because it is in the water and not on top of it.

THIS MASTER CLASS IS COMPLETE.
SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

We want the SAIL IN Class to be a very close experience among the assistants and those who teach them. Therefore, registration will be free but places will be limited.

The days will be held, as recorded in the program, on Saturday 3 (Luis Saenz Mariscal: Old Rules, modern boats) and Sunday 4 (Juan Kouyoumdjian: Breaking the rules, the challenges for innovative design) from 11 the morning at the Maritime Museum.

We hope these sessions are of your interest.