LONDON (Reuters) – Swiss watchmaker Rolex raised its aquatic profile on Monday in a long-term partnership with SailGP, a brand new $1 million winner-takes-all collection sponsored via Oracle (ORCL.N) boss Larry Ellison.
The emblem of Swiss watch producer Rolex is noticed at a plant in Biel, Switzerland, July 12, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
“Rolex timepieces and clocks shall be visual during all SailGP occasions, and featured on every of the six supercharged F50 catamarans – the arena’s quickest race boat,” SailGP stated.
SailGP, which used to be introduced final yr, will make its debut in Sydney on Friday, pitting six crews in opposition to every different in 50 foot catamarans that are anticipated to hit speeds of greater than 50 knots as they carry up on foils and “fly” above the water.
The groups from Australia, China, France, Britain, Japan and america were assembled via former The united states’s Cup winner Russell Coutts for SailGP, an annual pageant kick-started via Coutts and crusing enthusiast Ellison.
“We’ve got all the time preferred endeavors and wearing disciplines that mix the easiest ranges of era with essentially the most proficient people. SailGP meets this sort of imaginative and prescient, whilst the artwork of foiling completely illustrates the game’s consistent need to innovate and beef up potency,” Arnaud Boetsch, Rolex communique and symbol director, stated in a remark.
SailGP additionally stated that its races, scheduled for Sydney, San Francisco, New York, Cowes in Britain and a September finale in Marseille, France, can be broadcast throughout linear and virtual channels that make certain protection in 90 nations.
Fox Sports activities in Australia, Canal+ (VIV.PA) in France, BT Recreation (BT.L) in Britain, DAZN in Japan and SKY Recreation in New Zealand have every secured unique offers for are living protection.
SailGP stated it expects to announce a published spouse this week in america, the place races shall be streamed continue to exist Fb (FB.O), along complete get admission to on SailGP’s personal app, which is able to function photos from onboard every catamaran.
“We can ship a published and virtual product that caters to fashionable intake behavior and brings our recreation to lifestyles in some way that hasn’t been achieved prior to,” SailGP’s CEO Coutts stated.