Cutting Edge 2012: Behind Sailing
Nationwide, England (South West)
7pm - 8.30pm
Throughout 2012, join world-class researchers and top Team GB and Paralympics GB stars, in locations across the UK, to see amazing athletic demonstrations, discuss elite performance and share your views on the research behind the UK’s sporting achievements. Cutting Edge 2012 is a Research Councils UK initiative, in partnership with the Royal Institution, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Institute of Engineering and Technology and PODIUM (the Further and Higher Education Unit for the 2012 Games).
Sailing is a sport where Team GB excels. An expert panel will take questions about the research that lies behind this world-class performance, at the Weymouth Sailing Academy, which will host the event in 2012. This interactive evening will feature a top Team GB sailor who will discuss their experience using the latest research in their quest for success. Professor Steve Haake will host sailing enthusiasts Professor Glen McHale, who develops high-tech surfaces to reduce drag in boats and Dr Judith Wolf an expert in coastal modelling of tides, currents and waves and the brains behind Team GB’s gold medal at the Seoul Olympics. Dr David James will lead discussion on how far research and new technologies should be used in the quest to win gold.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance.
Please note this event takes place at;
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1SA
Cutting Edge 2012 is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.