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Propeller Chips onboard America's Cup Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand

  • By: Parallax Insider Published: 10 September, 2013 0 comments

The America's Cup, the oldest trophy in the sporting world, is the pinnacle of achievement in the competitive sailing world. After a dominant performance in the Louis Vuitton Cup against the Italian team Luna Rossa, Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) earned its place as this year's America's Cup Challenger. Racing against America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA, started this past weekend in the San Francisco Bay. ETNZ quickly showed they were a force to be reckoned with by taking the first 3 wins in the weekend's first 4 races. Emirates Team New Zealand is currently leading the race for the America's Cup 6-0 over Oracle Team USA.

Although we're proud to be an American company, at Parallax we're rooting for ETNZ in this years America's Cup. We recently found out that ETNZ has developed a custom electronic instrumentation & display system for their AC72 catamarans using about fifty Propeller microcontrollers.

Parallax is excited to see the Propeller Multicore used in the Emirates Team New Zealand’s America's Cup boat. This application is perfect for the Propeller because it supports parallel processing, networking and multiple high-speed inputs from sensors. Our crew has been to San Francisco to watch the races and tour the Emirates New Zealand headquarters, and we're fascinated by the integration of our technology into this boat.

Go Emirates Team New Zealand!

Stay tuned to our news feed for more details and photos in the coming weeks on their amazing system.

For more information, details about Emirates Team New Zealand, and how to watch the races live in San Francisco visit