Televised Sailing Gets a Dose of Augmented Reality

Sailboat racing is as thrilling, dynamic, and suspenseful as any sport—but until now it’s made for boring television. No longer. Starting with the 2013 America’s Cup, you will be there, virtually speaking.

 

New augmented reality techniques provide perspectives and information never before available to spectators: the tracks of the boats through the water, course boundaries, penalties issued, wind direction, speed, and other things that significantly affect the outcome of the race.

 

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