The Adecco World Championship regattas are now transmitted live and free of charge on the Internet.
The Adecco World Championship regattas are now transmitted live and free of charge on the Internet. The quality of the virtual images, close to that of a movie, is a huge innovation on the Web.
The Adecco World Championship website provides “websurfers” with a terrific tool : live broadcasting of the regattas thanks to virtual images in three dimensions. Using a PC and a modem, anybody can now follow the events of the championship as if they were in the race itself. The user may place the virtual camera where he wants : on a specific Maxi One, on the starting line or on any buoy. Thanks to the different viewpoints available, the fleet may be followed throughout the race, from the start to finish. Choice of options, tacking at a mark, match-racing – everything which makes a regatta fascinating may be witnessed in real time ! Realistic details bring the images to life : crews launch the spinnakers when going downwind, the maxis pitch and heel; be careful not to get sea sick !
For a better understanding, comments (tactical explanations, temporary rankings) are also available on the site. This technical success, made possible thanks to several partners -Duran, Sail-Online, D3E and the UNCL- is a real opportunity for sailing lovers world-wide, who now have the medium and a powerful tool to follow the Adecco World Championship live.
See for yourself at the Addecco Championship Site.