The Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium is the world's longest running technical forum dedicated to advancing the study of the art and science of sailing yacht design technology.

Professional yacht designers and a wide variety of sailing enthusiasts travel from around the world to attend the CSYS Symposia to present papers and exchange ideas on sailing.

If you have an interest in sailing technology but have never attended the CSYS, don't miss out any longer. The next symposium is scheduled for March of 2022 and designers from as far away as Australia and Japan will do what it takes to get here. By attending the symposium you have the opportunity to visit with old friends and make new acquaintances in the sailing world. Coffee breaks between presentation sessions overflow with enthusiastic sailing talk and provide a wonderful opportunity for authors and attendees to socialize. 

The Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the 24th CSYS will take place in March 2022.  We are hopeful that the COVID pandemic will be well controlled by then and will allow for a successful in person conference. However, we will be exploring streaming and virtual conference options to allow as wide an audience as possible.

Papers were invited on topics relating to the design, construction and operation of all types of sailing yachts.


· Hull and Appendage Design

· Materials and Manufacturing

· Hydrofoil Design

· Rating Rules

· Modeling and Simulation

· Designing for Safety

· Performance Prediction

· Human Factors in Sailing

· Sailing Yacht Dynamics

· Software, Electronics and Systems

· Sails, Spars and Rigging

· Full Scale Testing

· Aerodynamics

· Environmental Considerations

· Failure Analysis and Repair

· Regulatory Developments

· Structural Mechanics

· General Interest Papers [Non Technical]



23 January 2022

Submission of final manuscripts.


email:      CSYSpapers@gmail.com