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From rookies to race-hardened veterans, sailors from all levels of the sport have taken to the water knowing that OMEGA is there in support. The brand proudly backs entire crews, such as Emirates Team New Zealand and Alinghi, times historic events such as the America’s Cup, and even supports the efforts of Olympic Games champions, including Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

Official Timekeeper of the America’s Cup

The 36th edition of the “Auld Mug” marked OMEGA’s third time as Official Timekeeper. Having already timed the America’s Cup in 2000 and 2003, we returned to the role in 2021. To proudly serve the world’s best sailors on the waters of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf and deliver split-second precision, even in the choppiest seas.


OMEGA has been a passionate supporter, sponsor and Official Timekeeper of Emirates Team New Zealand since 1995, when the brand partnered with America's Cup legend, the late Sir Peter Blake. The partnership still continues today and has included some of the most memorable victories in America’s Cup history.

The Chronograph worn by ETNZ

OMEGA’s Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M, worn by ETNZ is a stylish blend of steel and blue ceramic, with chronograph function for intuitive reading of elapsed time. As a Master Chronometer, it has proven its worth under the toughest conditions. Much like the Kiwi sailors who choose to wear it.
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… “Precision, accuracy and pioneering spirit are fundamental to what we do and OMEGA has been right by our side for over 20 years”…

Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand


Bringing two powerful Swiss brands together, OMEGA has officially joined forces with ALINGHI, a renowned sports team who have enjoyed numerous sailing victories, including two America’s Cup wins in 2003 and 2007. Today, ALINGHI is associated with the D35 Trophy, the GC32 Racing Tour and to the development of the new TF35 one-design foiling catamaran.

The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon ALINGHI

Inspired by the sleek innovation of ALINGHI’s Swiss boat design, OMEGA has crafted this special timepiece in tribute to its sailing partner. Get on board and take a closer look!
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Our Sailing Champions

  • François Gabart
    François Gabart is a French professional offshore sailor with multiple wins to his name, including the 2012-13 Vendée Globe, which he completed in 78 days 2 hours and 16 minutes, setting a new race record. Just four years later he set the speed record for sailing singlehanded around the globe in a 30 metre Trimaran Macif. The speed loving yachtsman is also a passionate protector of the world’s oceans.
  • Peter Burling and Blair Tuke
    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are Olympic and America’s Cup champions. The two young kiwis have crossed oceans and finish lines to establish themselves amongst the world’s best sailors. Today, they have created an almost unbeatable partnership on the water and, without doubt, many more victories are sure to follow.

OMEGA Sailing Watches

Our passion for life on deck has led to the creation of many exceptional sailing watches. To help you find a favourite, we’ve roped together a selection of our most sought-after models.