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SAP steers sail at World Championships

SAP 5O5 World Championship 2015
SAP 5O5 World Championship 2015

JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Application Products (SAP) and the Algoa Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) recently welcomed the SAP 5O5 World Championship back to Africa for its 60th edition.

More than 50 competitors from around the world competed in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

SAP was the title sponsor.

“Through our sponsorship of this prestigious regatta, SAP is not only playing a major role at the forefront of international sailing and assisting the development of sailing around the world, but demonstrating the power of its world class technology in enabling sportsmen and women to make smarter decisions based on the technology’s unique analytical capabilities” commented Pfungwa Serima, Chief Executive Officer of SAP Africa.

With SAP as title sponsor, sailors and coaches can once again leverage SAP Sailing Analytics to improve their performance on the water.

SAP Sailing Analytics provide insights and transparency to the world of sailing by utilising cloud and in-memory technology, processing GPS and wind measurement data in real time and then visualising contents in various front-ends that are accessible from virtually anywhere.

ABYC Commodore, Alan Straton said the hosting of the SAP 505 World Championships in the warm waters of Algoa Bay contributed to Port Elizabeth staking its claim as the Watersport Capital of South Africa.

– CAJ News

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