Get the Forecasts & Observations Americas Cup Teams Use
PredictWind is the Weather Data Supplier of the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada! The America’s Cup is the most prestigious sailing event in the world and its 36th edition will take place in Auckland, New Zealand in March 2021. You can have access to the same world leading wind forecasts & Observations as the America’s Cup teams with PredictWind.
The America’s Cup Event Ltd and the Challenger of Record selected PredictWind to install 14 weather stations for the America’s Cup event. The America’s Cup teams monitor the wind in real time using this extremely dense weather network to give them an edge to win races. The same data is also available for all PredictWind customers on the Basic package or above.
Many of the America’s Cup team members are regular PredictWind users. They rely heavily on PredictWind forecasts for race day and training decisions.
The Race Committee uses PredictWind forecasts, observations, and a new PredictWind tidal current model for the Hauraki Gulf to give competitors the true wind speed adjusted for tidal currents.
Data for the Host Broadcaster
The host TV broadcaster for the America’s Cup uses PredictWind for the TV coverage including all available PredictWind forecast data, a real time wind field based on the observations, and tidal currents.
The PredictWind App now has an “America’s Cup” menu, where spectator boats can check their position relative to the course area, and the spectator boundary areas. The spectator area is automatically updated using the GPS units in the spectator boundary marks. This feature was requested by the America’s Cup Race Committee.