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IYRS Lecture: “The Technology Behind the America’s Cup”
Director of Technology for the America’s Cup Stan Honey will make a special appearance at IYRS on May 22 to talk about “The Technology Behind the America’s Cup: TV Graphics, Race Operations and Umpiring.” Lecture-goers will not only hear from a two-time Emmy Winner and major figure in technological innovation in sports television; Honey is also a world-class competitor and a winning Volvo Ocean Race navigator, Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, and navigator onboard the Jules Verne Trophy offshore record-setter Groupama 3. In the past, America’s Cup broadcasts have only featured graphics visible in an animated view of the race; for the 34th Cup, Honey has developed a system to track the Cup catamarans and superimpose graphics on live helicopter footage to attract a new generation of fans and engage experienced sailors. Come to IYRS to learn how these groundbreaking innovations will allow the America’s Cup to be experienced in a way it has never been before. This event is cohosted by The America’s Cup Host Committee, IYRS, the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association. Doors at IYRS Restoration Hall open at 7 pm; lecture at 8 pm. Admission is free but seating is limited.
More About International Yacht Restoration School
The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) provides technical training for those individuals interested in entering the marine industry and related fields. IYRS offers three full-time programs: boatbuilding and restoration, marine systems and composites technology.
The school's model strives to educate through problem solving, teamwork, project management and hands-on skills and to preserve the knowledge and heritage of the boats.
The school, which was founded in 1993, has two campuses, one in Newport and another in Bristol.