B&G has worked closely with SailGP to integrate the B&G Zeus3S Glass Helm multifunctional display directly into the F50 catamaran’s wingsail.

The eight-event SailGP Season 2, which spans 2021-2022, kicked off with eight national teams competing in the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix. The series culminates in a Grand Final in San Francisco, March 2022.

B&G 24-inch B&G Zeus3S Glass Helm displays provide SailGP’s teams and athletes with key data to make crucial tactical decisions during the race. The F50 is the first and only boat in the world to feature a n MFD in its wingsails.

With a crew of five on board, the F50 reaches speeds of 52 knots. A one-design class, all teams share the same boat design and technology, placing even more emphasis on weather and race data, including wind speed, direction, wind shifts, sailing speed and more. This data comes from B&G wind sensors, located at the top of the wing and on the bowsprit.

All data recorded from the boats, including wind data, is transmitted to team coaches via the Oracle Cloud, allowing them to analyse performance and communicate with their crews at pre-determined times during a race. Spectators can also access technical data via the SailGP App.