1.   Present appointment

              Chief Technology Officer

              Land Rover BAR

              Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup

2.   Previous appointments

2012-           2014     Director of Enterprise. Wolfson Unit M.T.I.A, University of Southampton.

2009 -          2012     Principal Research Engineer. Wolfson Unit M.T.I.A, University of Southampton.

2007 -          2009     Design Co-ordinator.  TEAMORIGIN, America’s Cup Challenger.

2003 -          2007     Design Co-ordinator.  Emirates Team New Zealand,  America’s Cup Challenger.

2000 -          2003     Research Co-ordinator. Team New Zealand America’s Cup Defender.           

1977 -          2000     Senior Engineer

                                         Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics,

Department of Ship Science, University of Southampton

1975 - 1977       University of Southampton, Ship Science Department

                                         Post Graduate Research - Ship Motions

3.   Qualifications & associations

              BSc Ship Science, 1975

              C.Eng.

              Member Royal Institution of Naval Architects

              Member of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

              Offshore Racing Congress International Technical Committee

              Member of Royal Ocean Racing Club. Technical Committee.

              Director of Sailing Yacht Research Foundation “Wide Light Project”

              Member of the Super Yacht Racing Association “Fair Sailing Committee”

4.   Awards

Ship Science Prize 1975. 
Best Graduate.

Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
1995 Bronze Medal for paper presented at CADAP '95.

SNAME .  Fourteenth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium 1999
Richards T Miller Prize.  Best Paper  “developments in the IMS VPP formulations”

Royal Institution of Naval Architects:  2008
Small Craft Group Medal for contributions to yacht science.

Royal Institution of Naval Architects:  2013
Small Craft Group Medal for contributions to yacht science as part of Wolfson Unit M.T.I.A.

5.   America’s Cup experience.

Date, Venue

Syndicate

Role

1983

Newport

Victory 83

Execution and analysis of towing tank and wind tunnel tests.  VPP calculations.
Development of onboard computer systems.

1987

Fremantle

White Crusader

Execution and analysis of towing tank and wind tunnel tests.  VPP Calculations

Team New Zealand

Execution and analysis of towing tank and wind tunnel tests.

Performance analysis.

1988

San Diego

New Zealand Challenge

K Boat

 

Execution and analysis of towing tank tests. 

1992

San Diego

New Zealand Challenge

Execution and analysis of towing tank and wind tunnel tests.  VPP Calculations

Full scale scientific studies

1995

San Diego

New Zealand Challenge

Execution and analysis of towing tank and wind tunnel tests.  VPP Calculations

Full scale scientific studies

TAG Heuer

Execution and analysis of towing tank tests. 

2000

Team New Zealand

Execution and analysis of towing tank and wind tunnel tests.  VPP Calculations

Full scale scientific studies

2003

Team New Zealand

Research Co-ordinator, responsible for all design research projects and contributed to boat development.

2007

Emirates Team New Zealand

Design Co-ordinator

2008

TEAMORIGIN

Design Co-ordinator

2010-2011

America’s Cup Race Management

Design Co-ordinator.

Shared Design Package with VPLP & North Sails.

 

6.   Publications

Technical Papers.

              The use of computers in a marine consultancy organisation

              P.A. Weynberg and A.R. Claughton

              RINA Small Craft Group - International Conference on Computers and Small Craft, February 1984

 

              The dynamic stability of sailing yachts in large breaking waves

              A.R. Claughton

              International Conference on Design Considerations for Small Craft, February 1984

 

              Development of lifeboat launching systems for offshore rigs and platforms

              I.M.C. Campbell and A.R. Claughton

International Conference on Marine Survival Craft, Liferafts, Lifeboats, Survival Systems in association with The Nautical Institute, November 1983

 

              Self-pitching propellers

              J. Coxon and A.R. Claughton

              RINA Small Craft Group International Symposium on Propulsion for Small Craft, November 1982

 

An assessment of the progress in yacht design through an examination of model yacht characteristics

              A.R. Claughton, I. Howlett, and R. Stollery

              The Eighth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, (SNAME) March 1987

 

              The interpretation of results from tank tests on 12m yachts

              I. Campbell and A.R. Claughton

              The Eighth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, (SNAME) March, 1987

 

              The effect of counter length on hull resistance

              A.R. Claughton

              The Ninth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, March, (SNAME) 1989

              PERFORMANCE PREDICTION FOR LARGE SAILING YACHTS

              A.R. Claughton

              3rd Yacht & Smallcraft Design Symposium, May 1993

 

              Wind tunnel testing of sailing yacht rigs

              I.M.C. Campbell and A.R. Claughton

Paper presented at, and published in proceedings for the 13th International Symposium on "Yacht Design and Yacht Construction"

H.I.S.W.A., Amsterdam 14th & 15th November, 1994

 

              Development of a multi-functional velocity prediction program (VPP) for sailing yachts

              J.C. Oliver, Yacht Research International Inc., Annapolis, and

              A.R. Claughton

              R.I.N.A. International Conference CADAP '95

 

              Hull & appendage design for large sailing yachts

              A.R. Claughton

              Project '97, Amsterdam, 19 - 21st November, 1997

 

              Developments in the IMS VPP formulations.

              A.R. Claughton

              The Fourteenth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, March, (SNAME) 1999

 

Design considerations for canting keel yachts

Andrew Claughton, Wolfson Unit MTIA University of Southampton & Clay Oliver, Yacht Research International, UK

"Yacht Design and Yacht Construction" H.I.S.W.A., Amsterdam  2005

 

Changes and Development to Sail Aerodynamics in the ORC International Handicap Rule

Fabio Fossati of Politecnico di Milano, CIRIVE Wind Tunnel

Andy Claughton of University of Southampton

Sara Muggiasca of Politecnico di Milano, Department of Mechanics

Davide Battistin
"Yacht Design and Yacht Construction" H.I.S.W.A., Amsterdam  2008

Other Publications.

              An investigation into the stability of sailing yachts in large breaking waves

              Ship Science Report No. 15

              A.R. Claughton and P. Handley

             

Report on model tests to assess the use of drogues and similar devices to prevent yacht capsize in breaking waves

              Ship Science Report No. 35

              A.R. Claughton

 

              Heavy weather sailing

              K. Adlard Coles. Revised by Peter Bruce.

              Chapter 32 “The stability of Yachts in Large Breaking Waves” A.R.Claughton.

 

              Sailing yacht design theory.

              Edited by Claughton, Wellicome, & Shenoi.

              Longman 1998

 

              Sailing yacht design practice.

              Edited by Claughton, Wellicome, & Shenoi.

              Longman 1998

7.   Recreation.

I have been a recreational sailor since the age of 14.

I currently own a 22’ trimaran.  (TRI-CAT 22)

I have raced in Olympic class dinghies and offshore yachts, cruised extensively, and enjoyed inland waterway holidays. 

I also windsurf and stand up paddle board.

I also enjoy hill walking.

 

I am a member of the Offshore Racing Congress International Technical Committee and the RORC technical committee.

 

I live in Southampton with my wife Elizabeth, I have 2 grown up children John & Jane.