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Mobile App To Be “Virtual Crew Member”

Mobile App To Be “Virtual Crew Member”

BT, together with UK tech start-up Coderus, revealed a tactical app they said “will act as a virtual ‘seventh crew member’ to help Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR team gain a competitive edge in their bid to win the 35th America’s Cup this summer in Bermuda.“BT and Coderus needed to develop an app for use on mobile and wearable... Read more of this article

Digicel Launches Connect2Sailing Programme

Digicel Launches Connect2Sailing Programme

With the America’s Cup fast approaching, Digicel Bermuda announced today the launch of its #Connect2sailing programme – aimed at bringing youths closer to the technology that fuels the world’s most anticipated boating event, which this year is being staged in Bermuda. As an Official Event Supplier to Land Rover BAR, the British Challenger... Read more of this article

BBC Announced As Official AC Broadcaster

BBC Announced As Official AC Broadcaster

The America’s Cup announced that the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is the official Bermudian broadcast partner of the 35th America’s Cup. “One of the most celebrated and prestigious sports competitions in the world will take place from 26th May to 27th June in Bermuda, and Bermuda Broadcasting’s viewers and listeners will be provided with... Read more of this article

PTix Announced As Official AC Ticketing Service

PTix Announced As Official AC Ticketing Service

Premier Tickets, the Bermuda based specialists in ticket sales for sporting, music and cultural events in Bermuda through www.ptix.bm has today been announced as Official Ticketing Services Supplier of the 35th America’s Cup. “The 35th competition for the America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, will take place in Bermuda from... Read more of this article

CCS Group Named Official Supplier For AC35

CCS Group Named Official Supplier For AC35

CCS Group Limited announced its partnership with the 35th America’s Cup as an Official Supplier to the event. CCS Group, a Bermuda-based systems integrator and information technology company, will be the Official Information and Communications Technology [ICT] Supplier of the 35th America’s Cup. The company will be responsible for the networking,... Read more of this article

Phone, Data, Internet Capacity Increased For AC

Phone, Data, Internet Capacity Increased For AC

“Local telecommunications companies are geared up for America’s Cup by increasing Bermuda’s mobile phone, data and internet capacity and all providers are confident that Bermuda’s telecommunications services will be robust and will exceed consumer demand,” the ACBDA said. “It is anticipated that spectators, race participants,... Read more of this article

Digicel Named Official Supplier: Land Rover Bar

Digicel Named Official Supplier: Land Rover Bar

Digicel Business have announced they will become an official event supplier for Land Rover BAR at the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. The announcement builds on last October’s partnership when Digicel Business provided telecoms solutions, data connectivity and support for the Land Rover BAR team base and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club hospitality base during... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup Virtual Wind Tunnel Testing

Video: America’s Cup Virtual Wind Tunnel Testing

How can a hightech catamaran be tested? How can engineers analyze the aerodynamical characteristics of such a boat? America’s Cup defending champions Oracle Team USA and their Technology Partner BMW know the answer: it’s CFD.“CFD means computational fluid dynamics, in simple terms: it’s a way to do virtual wind tunnel testings”,... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Logo During AC Race In France

Video: Bermuda Logo During AC Race In France

Bermuda received some exposure during the recent Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Toulon, France, with the island’s signature pink tourism logo featured on the water during a broadcast of the event. Glenn Jones of the Bermuda Tourism Authority said, “Both on television and with our marketing activations at venues around the... Read more of this article

AC Sailing To Be Broadcast In 20 African Nations

AC Sailing To Be Broadcast In 20 African Nations

Kwesé Sports, Econet Media’s sports content platform, has secured an exclusive broadcast deal with the America’s Cup Event Authority, giving the African broadcaster exclusive multiplatform rights to broadcast live America’s Cup programming and highlights across 20 African countries. The agreement, which is effective immediately, is for the... Read more of this article

Team Japan Begin Construction Of New Boat

Team Japan Begin Construction Of New Boat

SoftBank Team Japan officially began construction of their new America’s Cup Class [AC50] yacht this week with the fabrication of two carbon fibre bow-sections at a Yamaha production facility in Gamagori, Japan. Once completed, the new yacht will be delivered to Bermuda in January 2017 where the team will begin testing it in preparation for the 35th... Read more of this article

Video: Oracle Team Is “Flying Low, Flying High”

Video: Oracle Team Is “Flying Low, Flying High”

In a video dubbed “Flying Low, Flying High,” Oracle Team USA compares America’s Cup sailing with a rigid wing to aviation itself, with Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Aerobatic Pilot Sean D. Tucker combining to highlight the similarities. In the video by John von Seeburg, Mike Herbener, and Tim Davis for Oracle Team USA, Spithill –... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup Liveline, FlyTime Graphics

Video: America’s Cup Liveline, FlyTime Graphics

Start line, boundary, 100 metres line: those are only a few graphics shown during an America’s Cup race, with the concept behind them to make the story telling much easier for the viewers and the commentators. Since Portsmouth, there’s been a new graphic called BMW FlyTime. In the video below, Tucker Thompson, the host of the 35th AC, and... Read more of this article