“The announcement of our partnership with SAP marks the start of an exciting new era for World Sailing,” commented World Sailing President Kim Andersen. “There is a unique relationship between sport, technology and nature in sailing as they all work together in powerful harmony. With SAP, we have an innovative technology partner who reflects this positioning and matches our ambitions to inspire millions more people to fall in love with sailing.”
SAP is providing World Sailing with SAP® Sailing Analytics software and the SAP Sailing Race Manager mobile app across all classes at the World Cup Series of events. The technology has been used at the recent World Cup Series event in Hyères, France, available for all ten Olympic classes, kiteboarding and the Para World Sailing keelboat. For the first time, fans, broadcasters and media will have access to these solutions to follow the competition from anywhere in the world at any time.
Every boat at the World Cup Series events will carry a tracking device and data will feed in directly from the water, bringing followers real-time tracking, live leader boards and race information from multiple areas. Wind sensors will also be placed around the racing areas, providing immediate updates on the sailing conditions the world’s leading sailors at the World Cup Series are competing in.