B&G Selected Official Volvo Ocean Race Supplier
B&G will be an Official Volvo Ocean Race Supplier for the 2017/18 race.
B&G will be the heart of the entire fleet of Volvo Ocean 65 yachts with state-of-the-art navigation systems, tactical software and Grand Prix level instrument systems. B&G will also be providing race support to the organizers and crews of the 2017 Volvo Ocean Race, which begins on the 4th October in Alicante, Spain.
“Since the inception of the world-renowned Volvo Ocean Race, every winning team has relied on sailing instruments from B&G,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. “In 2017 this brilliant racing heritage will continue to deliver the teams with the very test racing equipment to confidently navigate each leg of this grueling 45,000 nautical mile race.”
Nick Bice, Boat Yard Director for Volvo Ocean Race said, "The Volvo Ocean Race pushes people and boats to their limits and having accurate, essential information on board and sent to Race Control is vital to the success of the race. We need technology that is super reliable and a partner that provides the best support available, which is why we chose B&G."
Ottosson continued, "We have worked closely with the Volvo Ocean Race team and their partners to provide technical solutions that integrate the Volvo Ocean 65's systems together. These highly tuned yachts and their crews rely on B&G to ensure they are at the peak of their performance abilities. Additionally, our products are put through extreme conditions, which helps us develop better sailing equipment for our sailing customers in the future."