SailGP brings an exciting new dimension to sailing, with state-of-the-art technology, a spirit of innovation and exceptional athleticism combining to deliver to spectacular competition. This global championship pushes the boundaries of yachting in the same way Rolex pushes those of watchmaking. The brand has been Presenting Partner and Official Timepiece since the competition’s inception in 2019, united in the quest for constant improvement. This shared philosophy is also evident in Rolex’s support for the SailGP Inspire and Race for the Future initiatives, which aim to transfer knowledge across generations while remaining true to the sport’s heritage.
SailGP and NEAR, the leading carbon-neutral, community-driven blockchain development platform, are working together in a multi-year groundbreaking partnership. As part of the partnership, SailGP will explore the sale of a new team to a DAO launched on the NEAR Protocol – a first-of-its-kind community engagement and activation platform in professional sports. The historic partnership will enable fans and cryptocurrency enthusiasts to engage and access their favorite teams, athletes and events like never before. The NEAR and SailGP partnership will also provide an opportunity to educate millions of fans on-site and across SailGP platforms globally on the potential of web3.
SailGP relies on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to deliver real-time data to the league’s eight national teams, broadcast partners, and fans worldwide. Oracle and SailGP are working together to help teams optimize their performance and give fans thrilling, first-of-their-kind experiences. Oracle Cloud also provides the technology platform for the newly created SailGP simulator. The simulator allows team members to virtually race the high-performance F50s from anywhere in the world. Through visualization technology hosted in an Oracle virtual graphics workstation, athletes can take the helm, wing trimmer position or flight controller position and experience different set-ups and race conditions, all to optimize their performance on race day.
SailGP are proud to have Cognizant as the Official Digital Transformation Partner of SailGP. Through expertise in digital transformation and software engineering capabilities, Cognizant works with SailGP to improve audience insights, enable data visualization and create immersive fan experiences.
Together, SailGP and Kuehne+Nagel aim to set a new standard for major event logistics, minimising the carbon footprint of the sail racing league's transports. Our partnership is based on the same mindset of caring for the future of our planet. Kuehne+Nagel supports the global logistics of our multi-continent race calendar with industry-leading sustainable shipping methods including alternative fuels. In addition, Kuehne+Nagel gives us full visibility on all shipping-related emissions through its Seaexplorer platform. The tool enables us to select more efficient transport routes for future seasons that emit substantially less carbon. For the shipping emissions that can’t be removed or reduced, Kuehne+Nagel will offset the remaining carbon footprint via verified gold standard offsets. Combined, the measures will ensure a 100 percent CO2 neutral supply chain.
AccuWeather, the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings, plays a critical role in the success of SailGP's eight national teams by delivering forecast data prior to each the thrilling action on each Race Day at all of our global events. As well as providing specialized insights to the teams and SailGP race management, which play a key role in the on-water spectacle, AccuWeather forecasts are integrated into the broadcast for fans and viewers tuning in to CBS Sports Network, CBS National Network and streaming on Facebook, YouTube or the award winning SailGP APP.
Bringing fans closer than ever to SailGP's adrenaline-fueled action, GoPro has outfitted our teams with its HERO9 and MAX rugged waterproof cameras, which boast state-of-the-art features including a vivid 5K image and crisp sound quality. The ability to record SailGP's epic nation vs nation on-water battles with immersive 360° views, and innovative HyperSmooth technology delivering the most advanced stabilization in video recording, provides fans with incredible access to thrilling F50 onboard footage. This partnership delivers the ultimate in entertainment value for fans far and wide, and also represents inspiration, creativity and a genuine penchant for living life in the moment - values SailGP is proud to share.