AccuWeather and SailGP Announce Partnership
AccuWeather and SailGP Announce Partnership
Collaboration sets the course for global championship, kicking off in Hamilton, Bermuda
AccuWeather Global Weather Center, April 22, 2021 — AccuWeather, the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings, today announced its official partnership with the global sail racing league, SailGP. As a partner, AccuWeather becomes the official weather provider of SailGP, supplying event management and the world-class race teams that feature the sport’s best athletes with vital weather insights and forecasts with its proven Superior Accuracy™.
In its second season, SailGP will be kicking off in Hamilton, Bermuda, April 24th and 25th, for the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix Presented by Hamilton Princess before the eight national teams head to the city of Taranto in southern Italy in early June. From there, the championship will host a global slate of events in Great Britain, Denmark, France, Spain, and New Zealand, before a Grand Final in San Francisco in 2022, where $1 million in prize money is to be awarded.
AccuWeather will play a critical role in participating teams’ success by delivering forecast data prior to each day’s opening starter gun. In addition to issuing specialized insights to teams and SailGP race management, AccuWeather forecasts will be integrated into the broadcast for fans and viewers tuning into CBS Sports Network, CBS National Network and streaming on Facebook, YouTube or the award winning SailGP app.
A full broadcast schedule can be found here. The 24/7 AccuWeather Network, found on Verizon Fios, DIRECTV, Spectrum TV and Frontier cable as well as on Philo and FuboTV streaming services, will also be following the global championship, delivering interviews with the athlete’s and reporting on notable updates throughout the series.
“We are thrilled to be the official weather provider for SailGP, in its second season, within this exciting championship featuring eight events around the globe,” said AccuWeather Chief Marketing Officer Michelle Harmon-Madsen. “Weather has an intrinsic connection to the sport of sailing, where anything from wind speed to storm warnings can make all the difference on open water when making important decisions surrounding safety and preparation.”
SailGP Tech Team Operations Manager Brad Marsh said: “As a sport powered by nature, accurate forecasting is instrumental to the success of our global league. The information we receive from AccuWeather informs us of the best technical set up for the cutting-edge race boats for the days racing. For Season 2, this includes which wingsail to use – the 18m or 24m options – and whether we choose the light or heavy air hydrofoils. If we get these decisions wrong it can impact not only the speed of the boats and their ability to hydrofoil but also the safety of the boats for the athletes that pilot them – so it is critical we get accurate and timely information to feed these important decisions.”
The addition of AccuWeather forecasting to SailGP will add to greater safety and preparation, helping the athletes, technical team and race management make the best weather-related decisions possible.
About AccuWeather - AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, PA and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. Among AccuWeather’s many innovative and award-winning features available free to the public are MinuteCast® forecasts with Minute by Minute® updates and Superior Accuracy ™, the patented AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature® current conditions, and AccuWeather RealImpact™ scale for Hurricanes. Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.
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ABOUT SAILGP // SailGP races for a better future, championing a world powered by nature. The sport’s pinnacle league, SailGP features national teams battling in short, intense races at iconic stadium-style venues across the globe, building to the grand final – and sailing’s top prize of US$1 million. The high-tech, high-speed action features sailing’s best athletes racing in identical hydro foiling F50 catamarans, flying at electrifying speeds approaching 60 mph/100 kph. Visit SailGP.com for more information.Report a Typo
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