Data analytics drives innovation

Published on June 10th, 2024

The effort to win the America’s Cup has led to innovation which has trickled down to recreational sailing, and while these advancements have improved equipment, most have also increased the cost to compete. But now, as the boat types no longer reflect what most people sail, look for the analytical tools to continue the trend. This excerpt comes from Altair, tech partner for America’s Cup challenger American Magic:

With the competition’s razor-thin margin between victory and defeat, teams must ensure they have the technology and insights they need to optimize their yacht and race strategy.

This means any modern competitive sailing team worth their saltwater needs good data – and lots of it. Moreover, they need tools and methods that allow their team to organize it, access it, distribute it, and allow it to become a difference-maker for their multidisciplinary teams. All the while, it’s vital they also have a team of experts to support them and ensure their data analytics initiatives are on the right path. – Full report

Following the publication of the AC37 Protocol and AC75 Class Rule on November 17, 2021, the AC75 Class Rule and AC Technical Regulations were finalized on March 17, 2022. The entry period was from December 1, 2021 until July 31, 2022, but late entries for the 37th America’s Cup could be accepted until May 31, 2023. The Defender was to announce the Match Venue on September 17, 2021 but postponed the reveal, finally confirming Barcelona on March 30, 2022. The 37th America’s Cup begins October 12, 2024.

Teams revealed to challenge defender Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL):
INEOS Britannia (GBR)
Alinghi Red Bull Racing (SUI)
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (ITA)
NYYC American Magic (USA)
Orient Express Racing Team (FRA)

2023-24 Preliminary Regattas
September 14-17, 2023 (AC40): Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
November 30-December 2 (AC40): Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
August 22-25, 2024 (AC75): Barcelona, Spain

2024 Challenger Selection Series
August 29-September 8: Double Round Robin
September 14-19: Semi Finals (Best of 9)
September 26-October 7: Finals (Best of 13)

2024 America’s Cup
October 12-21: 37th Match (Best of 13)

For more schedule details, click here.
Additionally, 12 teams will compete in the 2024 Youth & Women’s America’s Cup.

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