Some Technical Papers


The following two papers have been prepared in co-operation with Sail Training International

Click here:  Tall Ships Stability by Uwe Delfs Jespersen’s 2015 paper on the subject.

For comments and enquiries please contact the author here:   sail (at)


Click here for a summery of guidelines and recommendations for Rig Maintenance (2014).


Click here for draft of  Rapport over træktest by Helle Barner Jespersen and Jesper Kramp Amholt, this is in Danish (2016). An English translation is under preparation. See below: Destructive testing of steel wire terminals (5 mins):