Many of the sailors taking part in the series are around-the world yachtsmen, Olympic medallists, America’s Cup sailors, World and European champions and even world record holders. The sailors are really passionate about sailing and most of them would do it as a part-time hobby. For instance, one the sailors, Mads, is only 21 and he’s a medical student.
Led by Co-Skippers Jes Gram-Hansen and Rasmus Kostner the SAP Extreme Sailing team was founded toenter the Extreme Sailing Series circuit challenging for the championship, offering a true stepping stone for top-level sailors to compete and a platform to open up new horizons and challenges.
Whether you’re a hard-core sailing fan or a wide-eyed newbie, the Extreme Sailing Series has something for everyone. The free to enter public Race Village puts fans right at the heart of the action – racing their catamarans at full throttle just off the waterfront, the sailors can hear the roar of the fans, who experience the competition up close like never before. And fans around the world can follow online through live video streaming and dynamic SAP Sailing Analytics.
SAP Sailing Analytics:
By delivering real time analytics around race rankings, speeds, maneuvers, bearings etc., SAP is helping to simplify and demystify the complex sport of sailing.
SAP Sailing Analytics provide insights and transparency to the world of sailing by utilizing Cloud and In-Memory Technology, processing GPS and wind measurement data in real time and visualizing contents in various frontends accessible from anywhere.
SAP’s partnership with the SAP Extreme Sailing Team provides the perfect platform to integrate and showcase SAPs commitment to innovation. Like businesses, the SAP Extreme Sailing Team needs the latest information to make strategic decisions; but they need it even
faster. SAP’s sailing solutions allow the team access to performance data to analyze the on-water action, enabling them to improve and shape future race strategies and ultimately sail like never before.
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By the end of the day, the SAP Extreme team was the first runner-up. We were so happy and proud of the sailing team and we get to congratulate them personally once they’ve joined us in the VIP lounge.
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