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























UK superyacht industry on the rise by British Marine Federation,


















Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


























Sunseeker boss Stewart McIntyre abruptly leaves luxury yacht builder
One week to go until the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show
Costa Concordia - the $2.25 billion salvage operation ready to begin
Launching at Sydney Boat Show - the all new Falcon 300HT-360 HT range
Volvo Penta reveals keel cooling option for diesel engines
Carla Demaria named keynote speaker for METS 2014
Learn about life beneath water at Gold Coast International Marine Expo
FIXMYBOAT.com.au – Browse, compare and decide
Boat Shows - the engine powering the boating industry
'Honey, Let's Go Boating!' next best-seller for Finkelstein *Feature
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - Set to add new features
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 19, 2014 - Step into Wonderland
European Commission to take UK to court over red diesel
Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 18, 2014 - AUD moves up
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 17, 2014 - KIWI takes hammering
Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature
ECOfishers and AMA to establish NSW Fisheries Taskforce
PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it!   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 16, 2014 - Oz confirms low rates   
Cameron Appleton joins North Sails   
National 4x4 Outdoors Show - Unprecedented exhibitors expected   
New-to-New Zealand products at the Auckland On Water Boat Show   
Auckland on the Water Boat Show: Two new Bavaria yachts on display   
AYSS PacificNet/Tahiti voted a success!   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 15, 2014 - Rising interest hits   
July 2014 edition of Finnfare has been published   
Taiwan's first marina a Superior effort *Feature   
Vaavud launches generation 2 wind meter   
Research highlights marinas economic, social and environmental benefit   
Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Monaco sunshine new fuel for motorboats   
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options   
Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event *Feature   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 12, 2014 - KIWI heads to 90c   
National Squib Owners Association and Rondar Raceboats join forces   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 11, 2014 - Portugal bank defaults   
Sydney International Boat Show updates   
Portland’s new state-of-the-art boat ramp officially opened   


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