Please select your home edition
Edition
YY.com app (top)

B&G are proud to support the Zer0Emissions project - the race against sea pollution

by Gemma Davies 16 Jul 17:00 BST
B&G are proud to support the Zer0Emissions project - the race against sea pollution © Pepe Korteniemi

B&G, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist are pleased to announce their support of the Zer°emission project. Headed up by Samuli Leisti, the goal of the project is to raise awareness of sea pollution by participating in significant sail racing events during 2019-2020 with a modern TP52-class race boat.

In 2019, the team will participate in the biggest offshore regattas in the Baltic Sea and in 2020 they will race in the Mediterranean, finishing the year in the legendary Sydney - Hobart race. "We are super happy to pull this project together. Hard work, but now everything is ready both for the race results and the race against sea pollution," says project leader Samuli Leisti.

Due to the demanding race calendar that the boat will endure, it was clear to the Zer°emission project team that the electronics on board were going to play an important part in their journey - so finding the right partner was crucial. They met with the B&G team to get advice on what they might need to give them a comprehensive system that was 100% reliable. Impressed the vast display of sailing specific products that B&G had to offer, they were confident that B&G could provide the right system for their project. Offering a system that was not only reliable, but would give them confidence to succeed in each race.

Their TP52 - class race boat has been fitted with a full B&G H5000 instrument and autopilot system, combining unique sailing features with race-proven technology. The bonded glass H5000 Race Display features a large, clear custom display, delivering essential race data at a glance. The 3D Motion correction takes data from multiple sensors including high-specification rate-gyros to correct for induced wind, providing the best wind solution available in an instrument system. "We value the companionship hugely, knowing that good data will be one of the key issues to success in the races. It is very interesting to get proper readings on the wind and the weather. The changes in the climate are one way sailors are experiencing the troubles our home planet is in, not only are the waters affected, but the air as well. The changes in the wind and the weather are something we are going to start monitoring with our B&G devices," said Samuli.

B&G are extremely proud to be supporting the Zer°emission team and are very much aligned with the projects aims and values. "B&G is committed to working in a socially responsible manner, protecting the environment and operating sustainably. We strive to use our business model as a platform from which to inspire others and deliver actions that positively impact the environment," said Alan Davis EVP Recreation Marine at B&G.

The Zer°emission team have already completed two races, firstly the 155 miles Espoo-Suursaari race in which they came a very close second at only 500m before the finish line against a SeaCart 30 trimaran. The team also attended the Baltic Offshore Week regatta where they took part in multiple races and organized an ocean clean-up, where marina was cleared of floating garbage. We are looking forward to following the team during the rest of their races in their quest for cleaner seas.

For more details on the H5000 system and the full B&G range please visit the website www.bandg.com

For further details on the Zero Emissions project please visit: zer0emission.com

Related Articles

Interview with Knut Frostad at METSTRADE 2019
Navico's President and Chief Executive Officer Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Knut Frostad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands. Posted on 20 Nov
B&G® announces new HALO20+, HALO20
Award winning radar technology, now available for smaller yachts B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, announced today the launch of HALO20+ and HALO20 Radars - a pair of compact, lightweight, pulse compression radome units, perfectly designed for smaller sailboats. Posted on 30 Oct
B&G to showcase latest marine electronics
Southampton Boat Show to feature products for racing New products include the V60-B mid-level VHF radio, the first B&G VHF radio with the capability to send and receive AIS position data, and the WS700 a new vertical wind sensor designed for race yachts and larger cruising yachts. Posted on 17 Aug
Win a VIP experience at Cowes SailGP
Adrenaline Lounge is VIP access only - money can't buy! The SailGP Adrenaline Lounge is VIP access only - money can't buy! Enjoy prime viewing of the race circuit, refreshments on arrival, gourmet lunch and post-racing afternoon tea all within the Adrenaline Lounge itself. Posted on 19 Jul
Announcing the V60-B
The First B&G® VHF Radio with AIS Send/Receive Capability B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, announced today the release of its V60-B mid-level VHF radio, the first B&G VHF radio with the capability to send and receive AIS position data. Posted on 2 Jul
Navigating the Round the Island Race
B&G's guide to getting the most from your chartplotter The annual spectacle that is the Round the Island race has over 1,000 boats entered each year and there is a lot to think about for the skipper and navigator. With sluicing tide and a 1.2nm long line, getting a good start can be a real challenge. Posted on 28 Jun
V60-B VHF Radio with AIS transmit/receive feature
For the first time, a VHF radio can transmit your vessel's position over AIS B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, announced today the release of the first VHF radio with a fully integrated Class B AIS transceiver, the V60-B VHF radio. Posted on 20 Jun
B&G releases new WS700 vertical wind sensor
The most accurate and reliable sensor of its kind B&G, global leader in the design and manufacture of sailing electronics, has released a new vertical wind sensor designed for race yachts and larger cruising yachts. The instrument is mounted on a spar that elevates it above sail-plan disturbances. Posted on 5 Jun
B&G sponsors the Arctic Whale Project
B&G sponsors the Arctic Whale Project B&G, the global leader in design and manufacturing of sailing electronics, announces its collaboration with the Arctic Whale project, which aim is to research and broadcast the effects of marine plastic pollution on the ocean Posted on 29 May