Patrick Shaughnessy


Patrick was born in Annapolis, Maryland in 1970, Patrick began sailing and teaching in local junior sailing programs. He studied architecture and design at the University of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College before joining our team as a draftsman in 1990.

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Jim Schmicker

Vice President & Senior Naval Architect

Jim began his career at FYD in 1988 specializing in rating analysis and performance optimization. His experience in boat building and his knowledge of the IOR and IMS were invaluable to FYD during the late 80’s and early 90’s when world champion IOR 50’s, Whitbread Maxi’s, and One Tonner’s gave way to ILC Maxi’s, ILC 40’s and IMS Racers.

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Britton Ward

Vice President & Senior Naval Architect

Britton's responsibilities include the management and implementation of research projects that include tank and wind tunnel experiments, application of CFD and other simulation tools and development of our Farr Yacht Design VPP. Britt processes this data into useable information for conceptual design and hull shape development.

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Chris Cochran

Senior Design Engineer

Chris joined the team in October 2005. He previously worked as a naval architect for noted multihull designers Morrelli & Melvin, where he gained practical experience designing, engineering & racing on fast sailing craft. Originally from the Detroit area, Chris started racing keelboats while in high school.

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