FredFrederick Courouble, yacht designer and aerospace engineer, graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Naval Architecture from Southampton University in England. Continued research in the field of aeronautical engineering led him to obtain a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from California State University Long Beach with an “Outstanding Masters Thesis” award for his research on the America’s Cup in 2007. A novel optimization method in the America’s cup based on constructive Neural Network analysis from the on board telemetry database.
In Europe, Frederick consulted on design work for the IMOCA 60 campaigns and joined the German Frers office in Milan. After relocating to the USA in 2000, he collaborated with Alan Andrews and in 2007, before entering into partnership with Tim Kernan for 3 years where he co-designed the 44 “Wasabi”, Dr. Laura 47’ racer “Katana” and did multiple design optimizations for OR racers.
Today, Frederick is based in Venice Beach, California, and is the founder of Courouble Design & Engineering Inc. As a structural engineer, he is responsible for composite structural analysis and design of experimental liquid propelled rocket vehicles with CSULB and Garvey Spacecraft Corporation. Primarily specializing in design and performance optimization of racing yachts.