In 2015, BMW became Global Partner of the 35th America’s Cup, as well as Technology Partner of Defender ORACLE TEAM USA. BMW was also on board for the team’s first victory in 2010. The 35th America's Cup sees the use of catamarans that lift themselves almost entirely out of the water. Together with the wing sail, they are thus able to achieve spectacular speeds. This means that hydrodynamics and aerodynamics play key roles. In this regard, ORACLE TEAM USA can rely entirely on BMW's wealth of expertise and modern infrastructure. More valuable know-how from the automobile sector is also incorporated in the America's Cup campaign in the field of lightweight design.