Simulation Team Leader, Land Rover BAR
Matteo was born in 1979 in Udine, Italy. He studied Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at the University of Trieste from which he graduated in 2004. From 2004 to 2010 he worked for ESTECO in Trieste, where he was involved in CFD analysis and optimization for marine applications. In 2011 he joined Cape Horn Engineering as a part time consultant working on the desing of the AC boat for the 34th America's Cup. In 2014 he became a partner of the newly founded Cape Horn Engineering Limited and moved to Portsmouth, where he is part of the design team of Land Rover BAR for the 35th America's Cup.
The America’s cup is the most prestigious trophy in sailing. It was first contested in 1851 between the Royal Yacht Squadron, and the New York Yacht, as a race round the Isle of Wight. For the 35th edition of the Cup in 2017, foiling catamarans powered by rigid wing sails will be used.
The presentation gives a bit of background about the Americas cup and Land Rover BAR, focusing on the design process. It includes examples of our current analytical and optimization methods, and then finish by talking about some of the data analysis challenges.