Newswise — Even passionate sailing fans can find it hard to follow races on television. But starting with the 2013 America’s Cup, to be held in September in San Francisco, you'll be right down there on the water, virtually speaking. Thanks to new automated tracking systems on the boats, multiple video streams, and custom-built augmented-reality software, you'll be able to see perspectives and information never before available to spectators, including the tracks of the boats through the water, course boundaries, penalties issued, wind direction, and speed. The new technology will help bring all the thrill and suspense of a sail race to the screen.

For a faxed copy of the article (“The Annotated America’s Cup,” by Stan Honey and Ken Milnes, IEEE Spectrum, September 2013) or to arrange an interview, contact: Nancy T. Hantman, 212-419-7561, [email protected].