How Data Visualization Changed the Way We Experience Sailing

How Data Visualization Changed the Way We Experience Sailing

The America’s Cup, the oldest active trophy in international sports and the most prestigious sailing event in the world, is nearing the end of the first to nine series. At the end of racing Thursday, Emirates Team New Zealand led Oracle Team USA by a count of eight races to two. The US team needs seven straight victories to claim the cup and the Kiwis need just one.

But no matter who ends up claiming victory on the water, Americans have claimed a major one through technology with AC Liveline, an augmented reality and visual tracking system that overlays sailing data onto video of the race.


Stan Honey, co-founder and former president of Sportvision, the company that created football’s yellow first down line, baseball’s K-zone, and NASCAR’s racecar tracker technology, brought the same concepts behind Sportvision’s visual tracking technology to sailing.

Honey is also a champion sailor... keep reading

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