KND SailingPerformance

Performance optimization for race yachts

KND SailingPerformance

Performance optimization for race yachts

Services

Our Services

We offer a wide range of services and products. With over 20 years of experience in numerical simulation and data analysis applied to automotive, aerospace and yachting, over 10 years of intensive development of our tools and methods for America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and TP52 projects, we relentlessly push our R&D to stay on the leading edge.

Today, one can easily find consultants providing CFD, VPP or Data Analysis services.  However, few combine the three capabilities together and even fewer offer services of experts having proven experience in the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe,  Grand Prix series and the Olympics. Leading projects worldwide understand the difference and this is why we have enjoyed working directly with multiple winners of the Volvo Ocean Race, the Vendee Globe, Sydney Hobart, Fastnet Race, World Champions in  IRC72, and TP52, America’s Cup teams and many more…

Photo credit: “© Eloi Stichelbaut – Dongfeng Race Team”

Design

Our experience working with large industrial corporations and successful yacht racing teams worldwide, from detailed CFD engineering, VPP models to full program coordination allows us to tailor efficiently our services to clients’ needs.

Performance Analysis

Over the years we have developed software tools specifically for yacht performance analysis. Our team of performance analysts are there to help you calibrate and analyze your sailing data.

Products

Our Products

We developed a number of software tools designed specifically for performance analysis of yachts. Whether you sail on a dinghy with basic electronics, are coaching a fleet of amateur racers, or are aiming for the America’s Cup, our applications offer a rich set of features for collecting and analyzing your sailing data.

News

KND supported teams finish 1st and 2nd in the Volvo Ocean Race

In a nail biting finish into the Hague, Dongfeng Race Team managed to snatch its first leg win in the Volvo Ocean Race and finish first overall in this gruelling 9 months race. Spanish team Mapfre came in third on this final leg, giving them the second place overall....

Unleash your Frenchness!

What else? That would allow you to read the excellent  weekly newsletter from our Lorient friends from Tip and Shaft. This week, the Frenchies are posting a paper on the TP52 series including a few words from knd. We have been involved in the series since 2009 with...

Official inauguration of the IC37; New York Yacht Club One Design

Lots happening in Newport these days, in addition to the Volvo stopover (race lead by MAPFRE and DONGFENG, two teams we support for performance analysis), the IC37 official presentation will take place today in Newport. The selection by the NYYC of Mills Design...

TipAndShaft’s article about KND’s work in the Volvo Ocean Race

For all the french speakers, we highly recommend subsrcibing to TipAndShaft's mailing list. Their weekly newsletter is full of very interesting articles and sailing related news. This week, they interview Fabien Delahaye, a member of Dongfeng's performance team in the...

Mediterranean season about to start!

The first major event of the med season, Palma Vela will take place next week. In 2018 this will be a particularly exciting regatta as several brand new TP52s will be racing there for the first time. On our side we'll be involved more than ever with six teams working...

Race to the start for Vestas in the Volvo Ocean Race

Team Vestas just arrived in Itajai Brazil. Visibly the Falklands might be missing an electrical pole, but it was put to good use. Now the race for the start begins. Will they be ready for the inport race on Friday?

No boat performance without human performance

Excellent article about Neil McLean Martin, sports coach/physio/nutritionist for Dongfeng Race Team. https://www.dongfengraceteam.cn/news/view/this-is-the-hardest-leg-neil-maclean-martin-human-performance-manager...

Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland Inport Race

Once again, Auckland is putting on an incredible show for the Volvo Ocean Race. Today they will hold the Auckland Inport race. Not much wind in the forecast, but we are expecting a massive spectator fleet as the sun is shining !

New KND SailingPerformance website

Come and check out our fully revamped website: www.sailingperformance.com

Cape31 regatta in Capetown, South Africa

Great Cape31 event in Cape Town. The class is growing quickly and everyone enjoys the ride! http://www.photographix.co.za/Galleries/Sports/Cape-31-Regatta/

Race Results

2017

  • Fastnet Race VO65: 1st Dongfeng Race Team, 2nd Mapfre
  • Fastnet Race VO65: 1st Dongfeng Race Team, 2nd Mapfre
  • Fastnet Race IRC0: 2nd Lady Mariposa (3rd IRC Overall)
  • Fastnet Race IMOCA60: 2nd St-Michel Virbac
  • Fastnet Race line honours: 1st multihull Concise10, 1st Monohull Rambler88
  • Round the island of Wight VO65: 1st Mapfre
  • Round the island of Wight line honours: 1st Concise10
  • Copa del Rey Maxi72: 1st Momo
  • Copa del Rey IRC: 1st Alegre, 3rd Paprec
  • 52 Super Series, Puerto Portals: 1st Provezza, 2nd Quantum Racing
  • Transpac line honours: 1st Comanche
  • Cowes Week IRC 0: 2nd Lady Mariposa
  • Corfu Challenge MAxi 72: 2nd Momo, 3rd Bellamente
  • 52 Super Series, Porto Cervo: 2nd Bronenosec, 3rd Quantum Racing
  • Palma SY Cup Class A: 1st WinWin
  • LoroPiana SY Regatta Wally Class: 3rd Lyra
  • De Guingand Bowl Race IRC0, IRC overall: 1st Lady Mariposa
  • Argentario Sailing Week Epoque Marconi A: 1st Rowdy
  • SoCal 300 offshore Pac52: 1st Invisible Hand
  • Les Voiles D’Antibes Epoque Marconi A: 1st Rowdy
  • IRC UK Nationals: 1st Lady Mariposa
  • Giraglia (IRC0): 1st Momo, 2nd Caol Ila R
  • TP52 Worlds (52SuperSeries): 1st Platoon, 2nd Quantum Racing
  • Miami Royal Cup (52SuperSeries): 2nd Platoon
  • Caribbean 600 line honours: 1st Rambler
  • Caribbean 600 IRC Overall: 1st Bella Mente, 3rd Rambler
  • Caribbean 600 IRC 0: 1st Bella Mente
  • Caribbean 600 IRC CK: 1st Rambler
  • Vendee Globe: 1st BanquePopulaire VIII, 3rd MaitreCoq
  • KeyWest Race Week (52SuperSeries): 1st Quantum Racing, 2nd Platoon

2016

  • 52 Super Series 2016 final result: 1st QuantumRacing
  • 52 Super Series, Cascais: 2nd QuantumRacing
  • Voiles de St Tropez. EMA Class 1st Rowdy
  • Voiles de St Tropez. Wally Class 3rd Tango
  • TP52 World Championship, Mahon: 1st QuantumRacing, 3rd Provezza
  • Rolex Maxi . Wally 2nd J-One 3rd Tango G
  • Rolex Maxi . SuperMaxis 1st WinWin
  • Rolex Maxi . Mini Maxi R: 2nd Prospector
  • IRC72 Worlds. 1st BellaMente , 3rd Momo
  • Brisbane-Keppel: Line Honours WildOats XI
  • Sydney-Gold Coast: Line Honours WildOats XI
  • Copa del Rey Maxi72: 1st BellaMente, 3rd Momo
  • Copa del Rey TP52: 2nd Alegre, 3rd Paprec
  • New Transatlantic record: Comanche
  • 52 Super Series, Portals: 1st QuantumRacing, 2nd Bronenosec
  • Bermuda Race: 1st Comanche (new race record)
  • 52 Super Series, PortoCervo: 1st QuantumRacing
  • Round Ireland IRC Overall: 1st Rambler88, 2nd Teasing Machine
  • Newport Maxi72: 1st BellaMente, 2nd Momo
  • 52 Super Series, Scarlino: 1st QuantumRacing, 2nd Alegre, 3rd Platoon
  • The Transat: 1st Armel le Cleach/Banque Pop, 2nd Jean Pierre Dick/SaintMichel Virbac
  • LV America's Cup World Series / New York: 3rd Groupama Team France
  • Extreme Sailing Series Qingdao: 1st Alinghi
  • Palma Vela, Palma (Wally): 1st J One, 3rd Magic Blue
  • Palma Vela, Palma (TP52): 1st Quantm Racing, 3rd Bronenosec
  • Voiles de St Barth (Maxi 1): 2nd Momo
  • St Barth Bucket J Class: 1st Velsheda
  • Caribbean 600 line honours: 1st Comanche, 3rd Momo
  • Caribbean 600 IRC Overall: 2nd Momo, 3rd Teasing Machine
  • Caribbean 600 IRC CK: 1st Comanche, 3rd Varuna
  • Caribbean 600 IRC Z: 2nd Momo, 3rd Jethou
  • Caribbean 600 IRC 1: 1st Teasing Machine
  • Caribbean 600 Superyacht: 1st Nikata
  • SuperYacht Challenge - Antigua: 2nd Visione
  • KeyWest Race Week (MiniMaxi): 1st Bella Mente, 2nd CaolIla-R
  • KeyWest Race Week (IRC1): 1st Quantum Racing
  • KeyWest Race Week (C&C30): 2nd Extreme 2

2015

  • Sydney Hobart. Line honours: 1st Comanche, 3rd Rambler88
  • Sydney Hobart. IRC3: 1st Teasing Machine (7th IRC overall)
  • Solas Big Boat Race. Line honours: 1st Wild Oats XI, 2nd Rambler88
  • Middle Sea Race, IRC1: 1st Momo, 2nd Rambler88
  • Voiles de St Tropez. Wally Class 1st Magic Blue, 2nd Y3K
  • Rolex Maxi Worlds. Line Honours 1st Comanche
  • Rolex Maxi Worlds. Mini Maxi R: 1st Super Nikka, 2nd Spectre
  • IRC72 Worlds. 1st BellaMente , 3rd Momo
  • Fastnet Race. IRC Z: 1st Momo , IRC1: 3rd Teasing Machine, line honours Multihulls: Spindrift & Monohulls: 1st Comanche, 2nd Rambler88
  • Hamilton Race Week (Australian IRC Championship) IRC1: 2nd Ichi Ban, IRC2: 1st Quest
  • Cowes Week. IRC Big Boats: 1 Bella Mente, 2 Momo; IRC1: 1 Teasing Machine
  • Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary Regatta. J Class: 1st Velsheda; IRC1: 2nd Bella Mente
  • Transpac Race, Div1: WildOats XI line honors and class win
  • 24hours World record: Comanche 618.01nm
  • Transatlantic Race, IRC1: 1st Rambler88, 2nd Comanche
  • Volvo Ocean Race, final: 1st AbuDhabi, 3rd Dongfeng
  • Giraglia Rolex inshore series, Saint Tropez (IRC0): 1st Caol ila, 2nd Jethou
  • 52 Super Series, PortoCervo: 3rd Bronenosec
  • Volvo Ocean Race, Leg8: 3rd Abu Dhabi *Overall victory secured with one leg to spare!*
  • 52 Super Series, Valencia: 2nd Alegre
  • 151 Miglia (IRC A and overall): 2nd SuperNikka
  • Menorca Maxi (Wally): 2nd Magic Blue
  • Menorca Maxi (IRC72): 1st Momo, 2nd Jethou
  • Normandy Race - Class40: 1st Bretagne Credit Mutuel Elite
  • Volvo Ocean Race, Leg7: 2nd MAPFRE
  • Trophee Guyader, Class 40: 1st Bretagne Credit Mutuel Elite
  • Volvo Ocean Race, Leg6: 1st DongFeng, 2nd Abu Dhabi
  • Palma Vela, Palma (IRC72): 1st Momo, 2nd Jethou, 3rd CaolIla
  • Voiles de St Barth (Maxi 1): 1st Rambler88, 2nd Bella Mente
  • Volvo Ocean Race, Leg5: 1st Abu Dhabi, 2nd Mapfre
  • St Barth Bucket: 1st Visione
  • Volvo Ocean Race, Leg4: 1st Mapfre, 2nd Abu Dhabi, 3rd DongFeng
  • Caribbean 600 (IRC Overall): 1st Bella Mente, 3rd Rambler88 (first boat to finish & 1st IRC CK division)
  • Volvo Ocean Race, Leg3: 1st DongFeng, 2nd Abu Dhabi, 3rd Alvimedica
  • KeyWest Race Week (MiniMaxi): 1st Bella Mente

2014

  • Sydney Hobart. Line honours: 1st Wild Oats XI, 2nd Comanche
  • Solas Big Boat Race. Line honours: 1st Wild Oats XI, 2nd Comanche
  • Volvo Ocean Race, Leg1: 2nd DongFeng, 3rd Abu Dhabi
  • Volvo Ocean Race, Leg1: 1st Abu Dhabi, 2nd DongFeng
  • Cabbage Tree Race. Line honours: 1st WildOats XI
  • 52 Super Series, Final Result: 1st Quantum Racing
  • Ibiza 52 SuperSeries (TP52): 1st Quantum Racing
  • Volvo Ocean Race, Leg0: 1st Vestas, 3rd Abu Dhabi
  • Rolex Maxi Worlds, Porto Cervo (MiniMaxi): 1st Alegre3
  • Rolex Maxi Worlds, Porto Cervo (Wally Class): 2nd J-One, 3rd Y3K
  • Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race (multihull): 1st Oman (new race record)
  • Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Volvo65: 1st AbuDhabi (new race record), 2nd TC-6, 3rd Dongfeng
  • Brisbane-Keppel: Line Honours WildOats XI
  • Sydney-Gold Coast: Line Honours and 3rd IRC overall WildOats XI
  • Copa del Rey, 52 Super Series(TP52): 1st Quantum Racing
  • Copa del Rey, IRC0(MiniMaxi): 2nd BellaMente
  • Bermuda Race: 1st,2nd,3rd Line Honours and IRC Overall: 1st Shockwave, 2nd BellaMente, 3rd Caol Ila R
  • Giraglia Rolex inshore series, Saint Tropez (MiniMaxi): 1st Alegre3
  • TP 52 Worlds Porto Cervo: 1st Quantum Racing, 2nd Phoenix
  • Menorca Maxis (Wally): 1st Magic Blue
  • Capri 52 SuperSeries (TP52): 3rd Quantum Racing
  • Grand Prix Guyader (M34): 3rd Oman Sail
  • Palma Vela, Palma (Wally): 1st Magic Carpet 3, 3rd J-One
  • Palma Vela, Palma (MiniMaxi): 3rd Alegre3
  • Palma Vela, Palma (IRC 0): 1st Provezza, 2nd Phoenix, 3rd Platoon
  • Spi Ouest France (IRC2): 1st Chenapan 3
  • Spi Ouest France (M34): 3rd Oman Sail
  • Miami 52 SuperSeries (TP52): 1st Quantum Racing
  • Caribbean 600 (IRC Overall): 1st Shockwave, 2nd Bella Mente (first boat to finish)
  • KeyWest Race Week (MiniMaxi): 1st Bella Mente, 2nd Caol Ila R, 3rd Shockwave
  • KeyWest Race Week (TP52): 1st Quantum Racing, 2nd Rán

2013

  • Sydney Hobart: Line Honours WildOats XI
  • Middle Sea Race, IRC1: 1st Alegre3
  • Middle Sea Race, ORC: 1st Emma (Swan 60) and 3rd IRC overall
  • Voiles de St-Tropez, Wally Class: 2nd J-One, 3rd Magic Carpet 3
  • 52 Super Series, Final Result: 1st Quantum Racing, 3rd Ran
  • 52 Super Series, Porto Cervo (TP52): 2nd Quantum Racing, 3rd Ran
  • Rolex Maxi Worlds, Mini Maxi Class: 1st Ran2, 2nd Alegre3, 3rd Shockwave
  • Rolex Maxi Worlds, Wally Class: 1st J One
  • Fastnet Race, Line honours: 1st Spindrift, 2nd Oman
  • Fastnet Race, IMOCA: 1st Macif, 3rd Hugo Boss
  • Fastnet Race, Class 40: 3rd Vaquita
  • Copa del Rey, 52 Super Series(TP52): 1st Quantum Racing, 2nd Ran
  • Copa del Rey, IRC0(MiniMaxi): 1st Alegre3
  • 52 Super Series, Ibiza (TP52): 1st Quantum Racing
  • Giraglia Rolex inshore series, Saint Tropez (MiniMaxi): 1st Alegre3, 2nd Caol Ila R
  • 52 Super Series, Barcelona (TP52): 1st Quantum Racing, 2nd Ran
  • Trophée Guyader, Douarnenez (MOD70): 2nd Virbac Paprec
  • Palma Vela, Palma (MiniMaxi): 1st BellaMente, 3rd Ran
  • Palma Vela, Palma (IRC 1): 1st Provezza
  • 52 Worlds, Miami (TP52): 1st Ran, 3rd Quantum Racing
  • RORC Caribbean 600(IRC 0): 1st Bella Mente
  • KeyWest Race Week (MiniMaxi): 2nd Bella Mente
  • KeyWest Race Week (TP52): 3rd Ran
  • Vendée Globe: 1st Macif, 3rd Hugo Boss

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