SailGP fans brought closer to the action with Oracle-powered Insights

Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team was crowned winners of the opening event of SailGP Season 2

SailGP has launched SailGP Insights, an online dashboard that provides fans with vast amounts of data from the identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans that feature in the purpose-led, global racing league.

SailGP Insights complements SailGP’s broadcast partners’ coverage, enabling fans to access in-depth information about the racing, while watching the live event feed.

Every second of every race will be tracked by SailGP Insights, and fans can follow all eight teams on the dashboard to discover and understand key in-race statistics and incidents, with all the data pulled from the boats in real-time.

SailGP Insights is powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), delivering real-time data to fans worldwide – as well as the eight teams themselves and SailGP’s broadcast partners. It will be available for the first time at the Australia Sail Grand Prix, to be held in Sydney on 17-18 December.

Over 30,000 data points come out of an F50, from the typical race information on a boat’s position, time and current leg, to more in-depth technical data to enable fans to get true insights on what it takes to compete at the highest level and the complexities of the hydrofoiling F50.

Additionally, information on ride height and ride time – key indicators of how well the F50s are being sailed – will also be available, as well as the current boat speed in real-time and the maximum speed of each boat during a specific race. The direction of each boat and the live wind speed are also shown on the dashboard. Away from the specific boat data, fans will be provided with alerts of key race incidents. From Season 3, SailGP Insights will also display wingsail data, rudder differential data and foil pitch movement.

Warren Jones, chief technology officer at SailGP, said: “With the power of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and particularly Oracle Stream Analytics, SailGP can stream millions of real-time data requests from each F50 and create insights that give a perspective of the data a SailGP team would be using.”

“SailGP Insights harnesses thousands of data points instantaneously to give fans an immersive and unrivalled experience,” said Scott Newman, vice president of cloud engineering, Australia and New Zealand, Oracle. “It’s a great demonstration of the power and performance of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and we are proud to have SailGP unveil it for the iconic Sydney Harbour event.”


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