Parker is the Official Supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA for the 2017 America’s Cup
Parker is working with ORACLE TEAM USA, the defending champion of the America's Cup, to design and implement hydraulic control systems on its America's Cup racing yachts.
As Official Hydraulic Systems Hardware Supplier to ORACLE TEAM USA, Parker will customize proven aerospace and industrial technologies to a marine environment to help power the team's pursuit of the 35th America's Cup.
The next America's Cup will be in 2017 and raced in the AC62 class - a foiling catamaran powered by a highly-efficient wingsail. The boats are light, extremely fast, and designed and built at the cutting-edge of technology. The AC62 is expected to reach maximum speeds near 50 miles per hour, at up to three times the windspeed.
Parker will integrate its controls, hydraulics, and actuators into a key motion and control system that helps the boat achieve stability as it lifts onto its foils and accelerates.
ORACLE TEAM USA has won the last two editions of the America's Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport. Skipper and helmsman Jimmy Spithill will lead the team as it competes in the America's Cup World Series regattas in 2015 and 2016, while ORACLE TEAM USA sailors, designers and boat-builders are preparing for the next America's Cup races in the summer of 2017.