A PROUD CONNECTION TO SAILING
From our support of the ETNZ Kiwi crew, to getting behind renowned Brazilian sailors at the Olympic Games in Rio, OMEGA's connection to sailing runs deep. It also travels far. We were Dame Ellen MacArthur’s timekeeper when she broke the solo round-the-world record in 2005.
OMEGA’S PARTNERSHIP WITH EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND
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.
THE AMERICA’S CUP: SPORT’S OLDEST TROPHY
With a tradition dating back to 1851, the "Auld Mug" is the oldest trophy in international 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.
With a strong sense of national pride and plenty of invaluable help from the Kiwis, OMEGA is getting behind Team TILT, Switzerland's ambitious and talented youth sailing team.See more