ESTECO, a provider of numerical optimisation solutions, will be a technical partner of Sir Ben Ainslie’s bid to win the America’s Cup: the 163-year old trophy that has never been won by Great Britain.
As a technical supplier to Ben Ainslie Racing, ESTECO will support the team as they head towards their goal, winning the America's cup. ESTECO specialises in the research and development of engineering software for all stages of the simulation-driven design process. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Area Science Park in Trieste (Italy) and currently employs 40 professionals and serves more than 250 international clients.
The British team is supported by businessmen Sir Charles Dunstone and Sir Keith Mills and is comprised of some of the world’s best sailors, designers, and shore team members. The Cup, referred to as the ‘Auld Mug’, started with a race around the Isle of Wight in 1851. For the 35th edition, the team is expecting to compete in six America’s Cup World Series events per year in both 2015 and 2016.
The events will be raced in one-design AC45 foiling catamarans as part of the build up to the main event in the bigger AC62 boats in 2017. The competing teams will also have the opportunity to host an event in their home country.