One amazing fact that helps allow these high tech racing sail boats to perform at the level they do is the Internet of Things (IoT). Take the Oracle Team USA boat. This racing boat has hundreds of sensors collecting data from 1,000 data points using Blue Tooth, WiFi and fiber optic cable. The data is collected in real time. After the data is collected it is analyzed to adjust the boat and to better prepare the crew for each race. Click HERE to read more about how Oracle Team USA use the IoT.
The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series (LVACWS) started in July 2015 and will end at the end of June 2017. The series is made up of nine (9) races. These races were held in Portsmouth, GBR - Gothenberg, SWE - Bermuda, BAR - Muscat, OMA - New York, USA - Chicago, USA - Portsmouth, GBR - Toulon, FR and Fukuoka, JPN. Following the 9 race series, the six teams gather back in Bermuda for the qualifier and challenger playoffs which started yesterday on May 27. When the qualifier and challenger playoffs are completed the America's Cup Match between the two top teams will end the 2017 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series with a new America's Cup champion being crowned. This year, Team USA is defending the Cup it won back in 2013.
HERE to watch the 2nd day of race online at 1:00 PM EST.
At the end of the first day of the qualifier and challenger playoffs, Oracle Team USA and Land Rover BAR were tied with 3 point each. This is because even though Land Rover BAR lost one race, they came into the qualifier and challenger playoffs with 2 points for winning the 9 race series where Oracle Team USA had 1 point for coming in second. The second day of racing should be just as exciting as Day 1.
Until next time, be safe in the sun and have a great day in the great out doors.