Since the inception of the world-renowned Volvo Ocean Race, all Open 70 vessels taking part have relied on marine electronic equipment from leading manufacturers B&G to give them the knowledge to compete successfully in the race, and this is set to continue throughout the 2011 race.
This year, not only have all competing race teams got B&G equipment on-board, the Race Control Centre and committee boats are also fully fitted with an array of B&G electronic equipment from the sailing-specific Zeus multifunction display unit, to the H3000 Hercules Data Processor and the ultra-bright HV 30/30 instrument display screens.
B&G will also be supplying on-board race support to racers across all of the Race Ports from Abu Dhabi to Miami, ensuring that racers are getting the most out of their B&G systems.
George Pollard, UK Managing Director for B&G, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Volvo Ocean Race, both B&G and the race organisers have worked together for a number of years to ensure that participants have the knowledge they need at their fingertips.
“In a race as high profile and dangerous as this one, it is essential that Race Control are up to date with conditions and the latest race information, which is why we have supplied a number of systems to provide race data and help with analysis – this also allows the world’s media to keep a finger on the pulse of the most exciting race in the calendar.”
For more information on the B&G range of marine electronics, whether for grand Prix racers or cruising visit www.bandg.com. To keep an eye on the progress of the Volvo Ocean Race and its teams visit www.volvooceanrace.com