The racing yacht "Alinghi", winner of the America's Cup in 2003.



Professor Milgram has been a developer and designer of sailing racing yachts for more than 40 years. For ultra high-level racing, he has developed and used advanced model testing methods and mathematical hull form analysis.

In addition to working on the design of several small sailing boats and larger offshore racing yachts, he has been a design contributor to more than eight America's Cup syndicates. When the America's Cup yacht type was changed to the International America's Cup class, Professor Milgram became the Design Director of the syndicate which was the first to win the America's Cup in this new class in 1992. He has done mathematical analysis, towing tank model testing or design for a competing syndicate each of the four times the races have been conducted in this new class. Recently he was a consultant to the Alinghi syndicate, pictured at left, which won the America's Cup in 2003.


Jerome Milgram with the America's Cup in 1992

He was the design director for the winning syndicate in the first year that the new IACC Class was used in America's Cup Competition. This activity has continued and he was a consultant to the winning Swiss Syndicate in 2003. Foreign residency requirements prevented him from being an official design team member so he contributed substantially through allowed consulting services.


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