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America's Cup Yacht Engineering Challenges Leading into the 2017 Cup

CEE 298 Winter Seminar Series
Kurt Jordan, Oracle TeamUSA
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 4:15 pm
Shriram 104

This will be a technical discussion on the evolution of the Americas Cup Yachts since Oracle TeamUSA’s successful defense in 2013. A variety of topics will be touched upon with a focus on the structural aspects of the Yachts. Composite material choices, structural design, construction, and testing will be highlighted.

Kurt Jordan is a design engineer specializing in composite structures. He has been involved in eight Americas Cup’s dating back to 1992. His efforts have contributed to the successful defense of the Americas cup twice. First with the Swiss Team, ALINGHI in 2007, and then recently with Oracle TeamUSA in the 2013 Cup.