SailGP announces B&G as an official technical supplier

25 JANUARY 2019News
SailGP announce B&G as an official technical supplier

Today SailGP announced B&G, the global leader in design and manufacturing of sailing electronics, as its official technical supplier. B&G has a 60-year long tradition of providing racing technology for global sailing competitions such as the Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup.

Based on the long-standing tradition of delivering high-quality sailing instruments, B&G was selected to contribute to SailGP with sensors, chartplotters, radars and communication devices.

The equipment will enhance the performance of the F50s, and help SailGP calibrate the elements, supervise courses and take safety measures at the same time.

“Having B&G as a technical supplier of this revolutionary championship is a testament of trust. We are so proud of delivering equipment for the most avid sailors, the racers,” said Alan Davis, product line director, B&G.

B&G equipment at SailGP

  • Masthead windsensor: The powerful sensor gives wind data and helps optimize the performance of the racing boats.
  • H5000 system - wind, motion, barometer and temperature sensors: This instrument system will help the principle race officer to support and mark boats, calibrate data and supervise the race.
  • Zeus3: The chartplotter will be present in staff boats.
  • HALO24 – radar: The radar will offer information on the weather.
  • VHF – Radio communication
  • AIS-500 – Automatic boat identification system
  • ZG100 – GPS: High accuracy position, updated 10 times every second