From the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum:
Saturday, May 5, 2012 ~ 1 pm
By: Dr. Paul Miller & Chris Barry
Ever wondered about the science behind your sport? The speakers, both accomplished naval architects, will explain some of the science that goes in to boat designs. Stability, resistance, propulsion, materials and sailing theory will all be covered. Bring your questions for a lively discussion after the presentation!
Dr. Paul Miller is a professor of naval architecture at the United States Naval Academy. A life-long boater, he has participated in the design of over 300 vessels, ranging from model yachts to America’s Cup sloops and aircraft carriers. When he isn’t varnishing his 50 year old ketch he can be found racing, building or restoring small craft.
Chris Barry graduated from UC Berkeley in 1974 and has since been involved in design of ships and boats including offshore oil vessels, tankers, ferries, tugs, barges, passenger vessels, fishing vessels and other work craft, amphibious vehicles, and yachts. He has worked for design firms, vessel operators, shipyards and marine equipment manufacturers in the U.S. and the U.K. and now works for the Coast Guard, mainly involved in patrol boats and other small craft. He is a licensed professional engineer in California and Washington, and is the chair of the small craft technical and research panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Free to the Public – Donations greatly appreciated!
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