The Team

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David Le Pelley

Stratis Research & Development Manager

After working at the forefront of yacht research for many years, David's name will be deservedly familiar to many in the sailing industry. Having led the yacht research unit at the University of Auckland for the past 13 years, David is also the founder of VSpars, the sail shape and performance tracking technology used by sailmakers around the world to test and refine their products.

Having grown up in Guernsey, David is a keen sailor and can be regularly found on the water with his family, spending lots of time cruising and competing in the SSANZ Two Handed Series. After completing a degree in yacht and small yacht craft design at Southampton University, his career has seen him work with a who’s who of leading race boats, including the America’s Cup and Volvo fleet.