OMEGA has been linked to sailing since 1995, when Peter Blake of Team New Zealand became an ambassador. We continue to honour his memory with our support of with ETNZ, in its pursuit of the America’s Cup Trophy. We were also Dame Ellen MacArthur’s timekeeper when she broke the solo round-the-world record in 2005.
OMEGA has worked with Team New Zealand since 1995, when skipper Peter Blake became an ambassador. He remained part of the family until his untimely death in 2001. Our proud partnership continues with ETNZ’s challenge of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017.
“OMEGA shares Emirates Team New Zealand’s commitment to performance and discipline, and its readiness to accept incredible challenges.“
With a tradition dating back to 1851, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in sport. OMEGA served as Official Timekeeper of the America’s Cup in 2000 and 2003 and continues to be on hand through its partnership with the able yachtsmen of Emirates Team New Zealand.
SAILING: LARGER-THAN-LIFE CHARACTERS AND STORIES
A sport whose participants have to challenge nature generates memorable tales.
PETER BLAKE’S LUCKY RED SOCKS – NEW ZEALAND TAKES PART
Kiwis still wear red socks like Sir Peter’s – a gift from his wife – for luck.
ELLEN MACARTHUR: BREAKING THE SOLO ROUND-THE-WORLD RECORD
Counting down every nail-biting second on Dame Ellen’s yacht: an OMEGA clock.