Here we are, in the starting blocks of another 52 SuperSeries season. Once again the fleet will bring together passionate owners and most of the best sailors in the world for a 5 events championship. In 2019 knd will work with Alegre, Bronenosec, Gladiator, Phoenix 11 & 12, Platoon, Quantum Racing. Provezza carries on using our SPP performance analysis software. Overall we work 7 out of 10 entries.
What’s new this year? The most important change that has been starting a few years ago with the Quantum training group has now become a general trend. As a matter of fact, boats refinements are getting quite subtle and it becomes really hard to assess the progresses alone. Thus a couple of training partnerships have appeared beyond Quantum-Platoon as the Phoenixes and Gladiator on one hand and Alegre and Sled on the other hand are sharing their resources on and off the water to squeeze that extra bit of performance that will utlimately make the difference. Lineups are of course part of the common practices but coaches and teams also work on all sorts of drills to hone the team’s skills. And it works!
On our side this has lead us to launch quite a few new developments:
The post racing routing based on a grib built from the measured wind of the participating teams is an unique tool for afterguard debriefs and understanding of the regatta. Legs are analyzed in terms of wind speed and direction and an ideal route is proposed.
Ideal route (in black) and fleet routes; TWS variations and TWD variations
The challenge of producing quality reports for more boats together with increasing the quality of the analysis also prompted us to launch the development of a new generation of reports reducing our team’s time spent doing ‘administrative’ tasks and freeing their minds to think about the data of the day. These tools work with single and multiple boats analysis from lineups to race legs.