Our achievements in the field of fluid dynamics and naval architecture are underpinned by our sound knowledge of the underlying physics. This knowledge has been acquired during numerous research projects and studies over a period spanning more than 40 years.

One of our primary goals is to share and disseminate this knowledge – specifically with respect to the methods and procedures by which our concepts and designs are developed. During the past 25 years, this has often taken the form of lectures and courses at colleges and universities in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition, our specialists have presented numerous papers at symposia, conferences, and specialist meetings.

The Van Oossanen Academy website – – provides an overview of the available papers and publications that our engineers and scientists have written and presented.

In addition, you will find details of the book currently being written by our founder Peter van Oossanen entitled The Science of Sailing. Various chapters are already available to buy as separate publications and these can be ordered online. Future chapters will be added to the list to buy as they become available.

Please click this link to enter the Van Oossanen Academy website