MARIGOT: Dauphin Telecom has partnered for the second year with the Caribbean Foiling Championships as a communication partner of the event. Dauphin Telecom Data Network will be used to follow live all the competitors during the 3 days of racing (December 10-12, 2021).
“Foiling is an extreme sport, these days foilers are capable of reaching speeds of over 40 knots (74 km/h). It can be difficult to keep an eye on everyone, especially during the Round the Island race. The number one priority is that all competitors are safe on the water and that is why we have partnered with Dauphin Telecom. They are our communication partner and their network is essential to keep track of all the competitors!” says Maxim van den Pol, Organizer of the Caribbean Foil Championships.
To ensure the safety of all during the races around the island, the organization has taken several safety precautions. Part of a mandatory helmet and personal flotation device, competitors are required to stay within 2 miles of shore. Safety boats will be positioned on strategic points and gates for competitors to pass.
In addition, competitors are required to wear a tracking device. This will be in the form of an app that competitors can download to their smartphones.
In order to track the participants, a GPS signal must be sent. Dauphin Telecom, the event’s communications partner, is providing the solution. All participants receive a Dauphin Telecom SIM card with the required amount of data. In addition, all competitors receive a waterproof case to keep their phone dry during the race.
“Thanks to Dauphin Telecom’s reliable network, we now know where all the runners are at all times. It’s great to see how an innovative sport embraces the use of modern technology. Not only does it protect our competitors, but the live tracking gives them valuable information about their performance,” says Sacha van der Wouden (Organizer of the Caribbean Foiling Championships).
SIM cards, data and waterproof cases from Dauphin Telecom will be given to participants at registration on Thursday, December 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.