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ETG congratulates Emirates Team New Zealand for winning the America’s Cup 2017

06/2017 | The world’s largest fieldbus user organization, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG), congratulates its member Emirates Team New Zealand for winning the America’s Cup – the oldest and most prestigious trophy in international sport.

With a 7-1 scoreline the New Zealanders dominated the final stage of the Cup on the Great Sound in Bermuda. The high-tech America’s Cup Class (ACC) catamarans used for the exciting match races employ sophisticated hydraulics to control the wing sail and the hydrofoils. Super-fast and reliable bus communication is a key element of the hydraulic control system, and the EtherCAT Technology Group is thrilled that its technology has been of help for taking the Cup back to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland.

Emirates Team New Zealand is a high-technology yachting team whose challenge for the 34th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017 involved the world’s most technical racing yachts that travel more than 60km/h. For New Zealanders, their team and the America’s Cup came to typify many of the nation’s values – a can-do attitude, teamwork, tagging on the big guy accepting a challenge and striving for excellence.