September 6, 2016
International Hydrofoil Society (IHS)
Mandles Prize for Hydrofoil Excellence – 2017
The International Hydrofoil Society is pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of Mr. Martinn Mandles, a long-time member of IHS and his wife Connie, IHS will once again sponsor the Mandles Prize for Hydrofoil Excellence competition. The competition, now entering its 4th year, includes up to $4,500 annually in IHS hydrofoil achievement prizes for students, with a $2,500 First Prize and up to two $1,000 Honorable Mention awards.
In order to open the competition to a wider spectrum of qualified entries, submissions by students based on work completed since 2012 will be eligible for the Mandles Prize. The due date for Application Forms is May 1st, 2017.
This is an outstanding opportunity for the next generation of hydrofoil developers to be acknowledged for their efforts to advance the state of the art in hydrofoil and hydrofoil-assisted craft engineering, design and construction. Background on the Mandles Prize and Rules for the competition can be downloaded from the IHS website (www.foils.org)
Based on the 2016 entries and award winners, we anticipate a very exciting competition and look forward to receiving many high-quality entries. Questions on the Mandles Prize can be e-mailed to Mark Bebar at: Mark.Bebar@csra.com or Ray Vellinga at: IHSpresident2016@Gmail.com