MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia
Sail-World.com : B&G helps Volvo Ocean Race winner to victory
B&G helps Volvo Ocean Race winner to victory

'BG wtp3'    Sandman PR    Click Here to view large photo

After 39,000 gruelling nautical miles of this year’s Volvo Ocean Race, it’s not just the victorious crew of Groupama who have performed amazing feats. All equipment on-board the 70ft race boat has been tested to the limit, and has contributed to the amazing win, which was the culmination of the closest race in 39 years of racing history.

One of the most crucial elements powering the Groupama race team has been the navigation system, which is based around the WTP3, B&G’s world leading Wave Technology Processor. The WTP3 has provided essential tactical and performance data since the beginning of the Groupama Volvo project in 2010.

Collecting and processing information from a huge array of sensors from boat speed and heading to rig tension and keel position, along with critical wind data, the B&G WTP3 is a powerful tool that integrates with the Deckman suite of tactical navigation software, providing real-time instrument data to the navigator.

This Grand Prix sailing instrument system increases the accuracy of sensor data by eliminating the effects of wave motion from wind calculations, providing highly reliable and repeatable performance data. The data provided by the WTP3 gives the crew an instant perspective of conditions and boat performance, which is crucial when making race-defining decisions.

In addition to providing pioneering 'Wave Technology' motion correction WTP3 also provides on-board data logging for post-sail analysis, optimised calibration options and JavaScript support for user functions – ensuring that any information navigators need is at their fingertips.

Integrated with the WTP3, the team also utilised B&G’s 20/20 HVision displays which provided information clearly to crew on deck in all conditions from a wide range of sensors, for precise data acquisition. The crew also used a B&G Broadband 4G™ Radar for collision avoidance and relative performance measurement.

Along with B&G products, Groupama and the other Volvo Ocean Race competitors benefited from the B&G technical team being present at every Volvo Ocean Race stopover, including Auckland, New Zealand, to ensure that any requirements were easily met and advice was always on hand.

B&G Product Line Director Alan Davis said: 'The WTP3 has been developed using Grand Prix racing as its test bed, its success in the Volvo follows on from the pioneering WTP and WTP2 models, which have been used by previous winners in the Volvo Ocean Race. WTP3, along with Deckman, Broadband Radar and HVision displays provides a system second to none.

'B&G Grand Prix systems are used by top sailors taking part in all the major events - from Jules Verne records and Volvo Ocean Race victories to the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart and Newport-Bermuda classics, B&G is proud to be chosen to supply and support navigation systems for the very best racers in the world.

'We’d like to extend our congratulations to Franck and the Groupama team and B&G look forward to continuing to support them and the racing needs of all Volvo Ocean Race competitors in their future projects.'

For more information on the race winning Groupama team, please visit www.cammas-groupama.com. Find out why all boats in the Volvo Ocean Race use B&G equipment and how the world’s top sailors rely on B&G to keep them ahead of the competition at www.bandg.com


by Navico

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100393

3:31 AM Tue 31 Jul 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race

Related News Stories:

18 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: And when the race is over.... + Video
18 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Calling up the Reinforcements
16 Jul 2012  The most successful Volvo Ocean Race yet
16 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Sanderson wants to go again
16 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Reluctant hero Marsh takes seamanship honour
16 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean race: How the closest ever race was won
10 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Perfection never enough for Franck Cammas
09 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Selected Awards announced at Formal Prizegiving
08 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Formal Prizegiving - Racing Award winners
08 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Formal Prizegiving - selected Award winners
MORE STORIES ...







Marine Business News

















Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,
















Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,


































Command Thrust outboards with Counter-Rotation find eager market
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 9, 2014 - UK Breakup
Record sales driven by new interest in catamarans
Southport Yacht Club celebrates opening of 68th season *Feature
Brisbane Boat Show starts Friday - biggest in 10 years! *Feature
Marine Auctions adds new recruits *Feature
Ministerial advisory group launched by united marine industry sector
2014 Auckland on Water Boat Show: Coming up at the end of September
Australian research sheds light on ocean garbage gyres *Feature
Sevenstar Yacht Transport names Kris Caren West Coast Representative
New Masts for an historic Australian boat - the Young Endeavour
Round the World racer joins Southern Pacific Inflatables
Dinghy foiling takes off around the world
2014 Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Quintrex factory opens its doors
New exhibition explores role of Royal Australian Navy in WWI
18 anti-piracy weapons for ships to fight pirates
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015 - Accommodation options
Sydney Sailboat Expo 2015 site confirmed
Skysol Frame Large: A new shading solution for sunroofs
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 6, 2014 - Russian control
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 5, 2014 - Nervous Election   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 4, 2014 - 'Rock-star' fades   
Enerdrive, national distributor for Fischer Panda Generators   
New earlier date for ICA’s Cruising Prep Seminar proving popular   
Southern Spars One Design complete 500th J/70 rig   
Camper & Nicholsons Yachts presents the Sagitta 42   
Brunswick Marine in EMEA announces intuitive user interface   
Hutchwilco expands sales and marketing team   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 3, 2014 - NZD trades strong   
Marina of the Year Awards - Now open for entry   
Grand Pavois - A chance to catch up with the trends   
RYA Digital Day at the PSP Southampton Boat Show   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 2, 2014 - AUD trades steady   
XCAT Series gets set to conquer another continent in 2015   
2014 Mandurah Boat Show - Third largest boat show in Australia   
Fishers invited to industry meetings   
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Eye on the big picture   
Yanmar re-powers harbour commuter ferries   
Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature   
Fish find sanctuary in Cove's Marina   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News








Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT