Nantes, France (September 14th, 2020) — The Spectra Geospatial SP90m GNSS receiver has been selected by the racing yacht Maître CoQ for the 2020 Vendée Globe, single-handed, non- stop around-the-world yacht race. The Vendée Globe is an extreme endurance test for both sailor and boat and widely considered the ultimate challenge in ocean racing.
The SP90m provides the skipper of the Maître CoQ, Yannick Bestaven with precise position and boat heading information. The SP90m information is integrated to a separate attitude information source, and the entire package of the position, heading and attitude is sent to the boat’s autopilot. Bestaven, responding to the changing sea and wind conditions, trategically adjusts the autopilot to keep the boat moving at top speed to the desired destination as he changes and trims sails and trims foils to achieve maximum sailing efficiency.