Accenture helped the UK Royal Yachting Association (RYA) use analytics to develop improved race strategies, which may increase the chance of winning by up to 60 percent.
The RYA is the national body for boating in the United Kingdom. It manages Skandia Team GBR, the British Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic classes. The Team comprises about 70 sailors who compete in 10 Olympic and three Paralympic classes.
The British Sailing Team exceeded its medal targets in the London Olympics—aided by the ability to better analyze their performance and predict the key winning factors driving race outcome.