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Port Power-up iD intranet SuperFoiler in Adelaide

by Nick Vindin 2 Feb 00:15 GMT
iD Intranet getting some more practice before the Grand Prix begins © SuperFoiler

One of Adelaide’s favourite sons – AFL star Brad Ebert – has launched the iDintranet SuperFoiler ahead of the season opening regatta this weekend at Outter Harbour. The hard-running midfielder, who averaged 25 touches a game last season, was joined by Jack Trengove, Dan Houston and Jarrod Lienert to unveil iDintranet at the Royal Adelaide Yacht Squadron.

“It was an unbelievable experience, you really feel like you are flying” said the member of Port Adelaide Power’s Leadership Group who will celebrate ten years in the AFL in 2018, “The speed on this thing, I’ve never really experienced anything like that before.”

The Power’s pre-season is well underway but the AFL stars weren’t going to pass up the chance to ride the fastest boat in the Southern Hemisphere. Jack Trengove and Brad Ebert sharing some insights into their sporting world, while clinging on for a white-knuckle ride. “The Port Power boys are phenomenal athletes, very much at the top of their game. The Wayne Rooney’s of their sport,” said British-born skipper Paul Campbell James.

Paul Campbell-James (centre) will be flying the English flag in the SuperFoiler Grand Prix - photo © Alex Irwin / <a target=www.sportography.tv" />
Paul Campbell-James (centre) will be flying the English flag in the SuperFoiler Grand Prix - photo © Alex Irwin / www.sportography.tv

iDintranet hovers two metres above the water and I’ve learned some of these guys can leap nearly that high to take a mark so we have enormous respect for what they can do,” said iDintranet's helmsman, “It was also nice to discover they appreciated the skill and fearlessness we have in piloting these cutting-edge machines and it was even sweeter we got them back in one piece – more or less.”

An America’s Cup campaigner, Campbell-James is joined by Jasper 'Fang' Warren and Ed Powys for the summer long circuit aboard iDintranet which makes its world premiere this weekend in South Australia. “To have Port Adelaide’s finest at our launch pad was incredibly valuable. They provided our athletes with astounding insights. From dealing with pressure to playing for your team’s jersey and celebrating the moment,” said SuperFoiler COO Jack Macartney, “They know how important it is to reward their supporters with committed performances every week on the road, and we are looking to emulate that level of passion and dedication from our very first race.”

“We are thrilled to be involved in this ground breaking new concept that is set to take the world by storm," said iDintranet CEO Stewart Bairstow, "Our association with SuperFoiler was a natural one, given our shared passion and track record for pushing the boundaries with innovative, state of the art technology.”

Racing starts this Friday with a twilight regatta on Adelaide's Outer Harbor. A livestream on OVO from the Royal South Australia Yacht Squadron - SuperFoiler's first stop of a five-regatta tour – will commence Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 2pm. The SuperFoiler Grand Prix is staging five regattas across Australia starting with Adelaide in February before the Grand Final on Sydney Harbour commences on March 23 – coinciding with first bounce in the AFL season.

Spectators can see the machines up close at various floating corporate hospitality venues across the country, with tickets available here

About iDintranet

iDintranet is an out-of- the-box intranet solution used by over 2,000 businesses in 65 countries, including Shell, Audi and Jetstar. Founded in 1995, the business continues to expand and gain worldwide presence. iDintranet has an extensive suite of interconnected tools to enable information to be seamlessly shared and found in the workplace. Essentially, your intranet becomes the place you ‘go to work

About SuperFoiler

The SuperFoiler Grand Prix is contested over five weekends at five iconic marine locations across Australia (South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales) from February 2018.

The first regatta will be held on Adelaide's Outer Harbor from February 2nd- 4th. The Summer series will see the best sailors from around the world compete onboard six SuperFoiler's for the Ben Lexcen Trophy. The Grand Prix series runs from February to March and will be livestreamed on Plus7 with immersive post produced coverage airing on 7mate.

Fan Zones and Corporate Hospitality experiences are also available for live viewing - here