America’s Cup 2018-08-03T14:33:30+00:00

America’s Cup

Guardian diverted over 100 ships passing through San Francisco port and prevented spectator boats entering the America’s Cup Race Course.

Challenge

  • America’s Cup is a 150 year old international sailing regatta with multiple races over a several month period every 4 years.
  • In 2013, it was held in San Francisco Bay, a major shipping port with over 100 ships passing through daily.
  • In 2017, it was held in Bermuda with a need to keep the large spectator fleet safely off the course.

Solution

  • Guardian marked the course boundaries with 25 virtual AIS buoys.
  • Depending on weather conditions, the course boundaries change for every race. The virtual marks are easy and quick to reconfigure to the new boundaries.

Benefits

  • Keeps spectator boats at a safe distance from the course.
  • The course is visible to commercial ships to help them chart an alternative course.
  • The America’s Cup was a great success both in San Fransisco in 2013 and Bermuda in 2017.