eb1labs – Extraordinary Simulation

Inspired by simulation’s social proof in the motorsport and aviation industries and with a mission to deliver the world’s first professional sailing simulator – we founded eb1labs to solve an immediate problem:

How can you race and test a high performance boat before you actually build it?

Currently there is no way for professional sailors to train prior to launching their boats & on the water testing is dangerous, expensive & in-efficient. Our sailing simulator – driRun is a sophisticated computational fluid dynamics driven physics engine linked to an immersive virtual reality experience. Our vision is to create a new development paradigm, a common software platform on which to galvanize the unique contributions of athletes & engineers. Through better communication & collaboration we innovate & gain the winning edge

eb1’s team has won the America’s Cup trophy four times & pioneered many engineering innovations – notably the world’s largest wing & a sports Emmy nomination for technical innovation.  eb1’s competitive advantage is our complex problem solving methodology and the accuracy and reliability of our real time physics engine.

Joseph Ozanne
Kevin Borrows

Joseph Ozanne

Joseph is a French aerospace engineer that has enjoyed incredible success in the high performance sailing world. Joseph was the lead designer and project manager for the largest wing ever built, resulting in a feature in Julian Guthrie’s “The Billionaire and the Mechanic”. For the 34th America’s Cup Joseph engineered the performance prediction and simulation technology for the winning Oracle Team USA. He also led the aerodynamic design for the wing sail and designed foils for the flying AC72 catamarans. Joseph’s technological contributions have garnered several awards and race victories including being honored at the White House, an Emmy nomination for technical innovation, two America’s Cup wins and a Volvo Ocean Race win with the ABN-Amro team.

Kevin Borrows

Kevin is a mechanical engineer and accomplished sailor originally from Auckland, New Zealand. Kevin has won the America’s Cup twice as a project manager & aerodynamics developer most recently leading the technology R&D program for Oracle Team USA. Kevin’s main research focus was on the integration of wing and soft sail technologies and data streams, championing an innovative new method of measuring sail shapes in real time. Prior to pursuing formal education, Kevin won a string of New Zealand national sailing titles and a Gold Medal at the ISAF World Youth Sailing Championship.