The present officially released DNV GL standard will apply to the sailing yachts constructed compliant with the requirements normally applicable to TP52 class yachts under the assumption that subject yachts are employed only under the conditions they were designed and constructed for. The content of the standard is arranged in three main chapters.
The first chapter with general requirements covers the scope and application of the document, certification matters and definitions used. The second chapter of the document is dealing with the design loads including general considerations, hull design pressures and design loads acting on the keel and its attachments, together with the rudder design loads.
The last third part of the publication addresses the design and scantling determination issues. This includes composite structures and main principles for their design. The document will be of practical us not only to the DNV GL class inspectors but also to any other person engaged in the design and construction of such yachts taking into account the information it provides to the readers. Save a copy for yourself in case you get interested with this area of ship design and construction.