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Virtual Regatta Exclusive: Come Sail with the new Volvo Ocean 65

Par Virtual Regatta - July 30 2014

At the occasion of the departure of the Sevenstar RBI, we are proud to present the new Volvo Ocean 65 – exclusively available on Virtual Regatta.

 

The boats boast clean lines and are quick at all points of sail.

They are above all made for handling the extreme conditions of all of the major oceans of the world – to protect the men and women who fearlessly sail them from stopover to stopover.

The new Volvo 65 is a monohull that measures 65 feet long (19.8m). The boats were designed by the American Design Firm, Farr Yacht Design. They were built in collaboration with four European boatbuilders: Multiplast in France, Green Marine in England, Decision in Switzerland and Persico in Italy. Over 120 people and 36,000 hours over work were needed to prepare the boats for the 2014 start date of the Volvo Ocean Race. The boats are intended to complete two editions of the race.

A sophisticated communication system is integrated into the Volvo 65, with a cameras and microphones installed straight into the boat – in order to capture the sailors from every angle. These sounds and images will help to tell the stories of the crews who embark upon the 39 379 miles of the race.

We are really excited to unveil the new boat on August 10th at the starting line of the Sevenstar RBI.

Come try it out!  


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