185,141 hours of free energy generated*!

You put the energy in, now we give it back to Genesis-powered schools!

Emirates Team New Zealand’s biggest supporters

Turning your screams and shouts into real energy

We know how much New Zealand fans put into supporting our nation. So, what if we took the energy Kiwis put into supporting Emirates Team New Zealand, and gave it back to schools? We created the Genesis Supporter Shirt – a high-tech shirt which turns supporter energy into free power for Genesis-powered schools. See how much energy Supporters are creating and how many hours we’ve giving back to Genesis-powered schools.

Track what we're giving back to Genesis-powered schools

The Supporter Shirt winners have been chosen, they’ve worn the shirts and racing is done - well done to the team!

During each race, we monitored each Supporter’s heart rate, movement, stress levels and calories burnt, so we can give back free power to Genesis-powered schools. Check the dashboard to see how our Supporters went and how many free hours of power our schools will get.


How the Supporter Shirt works

In the shirt is state-of-the-art wearable technology which measures the energy fans put in when watching the team race. The shirt measures their heart rate, movement, stress levels and calories burnt. We’ll convert calories burnt from all supporters into free power for Genesis-powered schools.*

Biometric data from supporters real-time physical reactions go live to the country via our dashboard, so you can see who’s stressed, who’s leaping and whose heart is racing extra fast.

*For every calculated 72,000 calories burnt by our nation of supporters, we'll give a Genesis-powered school one hour of free classroom power. To work this out we take the average calories burned by Supporter Shirt wearers during a race and multiply this by our nation of supporters (5 million New Zealanders) to get total supporter energy.

Don't miss a beat

Be sure to have event dates marked, you don't want to miss any America's Cup drama. Check out all the racing news; social updates; info for boaties; how to watch; and how to plan if you're in Auckland and heading to the village or a vantage point. It's an exciting time!

Follow us on Facebook

Keep up with the America’s Cup buzz and follow the Supporter Shirt journey, we’ll be posting regularly on our Facebook page.

America’s Cup trophy goes back to school

Kiwi schools went all-out to show their support for Emirates Team New Zealand. Four schools won a magical day with our champion sailors and designers, and the America's Cup trophy.

Not the only bright sparks

We took powering Emirates Team New Zealand to a new level by installing curved solar panels to the base - inexhaustible energy at its best, a bit like the crew.