Benchmarks are of great interest when trying to validate innovative tools or new mathematical models. They also allow academics and industrials to better estimate the accuracy of their tools compared to the current state of the art. This paper tends to present a review of existing benchmarks and databases in naval hydrodynamics, including aerodynamic phenomena on ships with the aim of evaluating the applicability of such benchmarks to sailing vessels. This paper also tends to estimate the relevance of proposing new benchmarks and their contributions to the yacht research community.

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