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CIO Blog: Is the 2017 America's Cup going to be all about sailing or technology?

Jennie Vickers | Jan. 9, 2015
Astute use of analytics was a key differentiator in the 2014 race, writes IT lawyer Jennie Vickers. What will be the key to success two years from now?

Last word goes to long time yachtie and member of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Colin Lucas who said, "My hope for the 35th America's Cup is that it goes back to being speed achieved from sailor skill, rather than a tsunami of money and technology!"

Indeed, technology has its role, but the race creators would probably turn in their graves at suggestions of big data rather than big courage making the winning difference.


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