Due to the delicacy of the foils of the F50 – the revolutionary foiling catamaran that SailGP is contested on – it is vital to ensure that there are no underwater risks when launching and sailing the high speed cats.
Each of the six national team’s chase boats are kitted out with Structurescan 3D sonar transducers. This allows the team’s to survey the launching and sailing areas to check that there are no underwater obstructions that will cause damage to the delicate F50 foils. Using C-MAP Genesis technology this data is used to draw custom charts of the seabed in the dock.
C-MAP Genesis is a mapping program that enables the user to create custom, 1-foot contour, high-definition maps from sonar data recorded with a compatible sonar/GPS unit*. This means you can always have a current and relevant map you can trust.