Banquet speaker “The Aerodynamics of America’s Cup Yachts”
by Dr Ignazio Maria Viola, Reader, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Dr Maria Viola earned a PhD in Experimental and Numerical Aerodynamics of Sailing Yachts, at the Politecnico di Milano in 2008. Since 2003, he has collaborated with four America’s Cup teams and an Olympic team. He was awarded 2 Medals of Distinction (2015, 2012) and 1 Medal of Exceptional Merit (2011) by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, an institute of which he was elected Fellow.