Garmin UK and Ireland has confirmed it will be supporting British challenger INEOS TEAM UK in their America’s Cup bid in Auckland, New Zealand.
INEOS TEAM UK aims to make history next year by being the first British team to take the Cup back to British soil in its 170-year history.
The team will be using a range of Garmin technology, including its new fēnix 6 Pro Solar smartwatches and Edge 1030 Plus GPS bike computers to enhance their athletes’ performance on and off the water.
Giles Scott, Olympic gold medallist and INEOS crew member, said: “We’ve spent years honing and testing our boat so it performs during the Cup, which would all be for nothing if the sailors onboard can’t perform to their optimum.”
“The Cup’s legacy is that ‘there is no second’, so there’s no margin for error in our performance. Garmin’s technology gives us confidence that our physical preparation will mean we’re the best we can be when we race.”
INEOS TEAM UK are the first British squad this century to challenge for the America’s Cup with a previous campaign under their belt.
The team are hopeful that this experience, combined with the performance insights Garmin’s products deliver, will help them win the Cup.
Jon Oliver, managing director of Garmin UK and Ireland, said: “We’re excited to play such an important role in a pivotal moment for INEOS TEAM UK.”
Adding: “The team will be working with a full ecosystem of Garmin products, from our new fēnix 6 Pro Solar smartwatches and HRM-tri straps to our Edge 1030 Plus GPS bike computers and Index Smart Scales. Whether they’re training on land, in the gym or out on the water, our technology will give them the data they need to know that they’re fit and ready to compete to win the America’s Cup.”