About Connected Cowes
The Connected Cowes project is part of the government’s UK5G Test and Create programme, and will explore the use of 5G at one of the oldest and most respected regattas in the world, Cowes Week. The project will see the sailing event go digital to drive awareness of marine impact, science in sailing and marine technology to engage the next generation of innovators and sailors.
5G technology will be used to stream real-time, virtual reality video, and live data from on-board yachts racing at Cowes Week. This will then be used to create engaging content and an immersive teaching experience using 5G-powered experiences as a gateway to the sport.
As one of the key partners to the project, STEM Crew have created three new exciting resources demonstrating the uses and benefits of 5G, linked to specific areas of the national curriculum, and using the context of Cowes Week sailing.