Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015
World’s longest sport event.
7 crews are in the starting blocks to race from next October 4th and conquer the biggest crew handed race around the world on board the Volvo 65.
Going to a monotype boat: the Volvo Ocean 65.
This new monotype was designed by Farr Yacht Design in the USA and built by four shipyards in Europe: Green Marine in UK, Decision in Switzerland, Persico in Italy and Multiplast in France.
The monotype was chosen because of economic reason (reduction of costs thanks series construction) and also to guarantee being equal arms race so that it will be battled. It is the quality of the crew – its proficiency, its technical skills – and not the boat’s ones that will make the difference.
Main freatures :
- Lenght: 20.00 m (65 ft)
- Hull Beam: 5.60 m (18.4 ft)
- Max Draft: 4.78 m (15.8 ft)
- Boat Weight: 12 500 kg (27,557 lb)
- Rig Height: 30.30 m (99.4 ft)
- Upwind Sail Area: 468 m2
- Downwind Sail Area: 578 m2
- Number of sails alowed for the race: 11 + 1 storm jib
- Number of sails allowed on board: 7 + 1 storm jib
Adrena is part of the one design suppliers selected to equip every boat of the race with the navigation software Adrena.
7 teams engaged
Whose one is 100% female
They will be 7 crews at departure in Alicante on next October 4th coming from all horizons:
- Team SCA (Sweden) run by the British Sam Davies: 1st all female crew engaged in the race for more than 10 years,
- Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (UAE) run by the British Ian Walker,
- Dongfeng Race Team (China) run by the French Charles Caudrelier,
- Team Brunel (Netherlands) run by the Dutch Bouwe Bekking,
- Team Alvimedica will Turkish an American colors and will be run by the American Charlie Enright,
- Team Espana run by the Spanish Iker Martinez,
- Team Vestas Wind (Denmark) run by the Australian Chris Nicholson.
For all Legs the minimum number of Crew Members on-board while Racing shall be 6.
Maximum is 8 for a male crew and 11 for a all-female crew.
11 ports, 38 739 milles
The seven teams engaged are going to battle along almost 39 000 milles through 4 oceans.
The race is going around the world in 11 ports crossing 11 different countries on 5 continents. A departure and an arrival in Europe and stops in Africa, Asia, Oceania and America.
The 12th edition of Volvo Ocean Race will leave from Alicante in Spain on October 4th to end nine months later on june 27th 2015 in Götenborg, Sweden.
In between, 11 stops are scheduled: Cape Town (South Africa), Auckland (New-Zealand), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Lisbonne (Portugal), Lorient (France), Itajaí (Brasil), Sanya (China), La Haye (Netherland) and Newport (USA).
The best wins!
Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe
Get ready to follow the closest way the next transat leaving from Saint Malo
Enter into Adrena’s world and become router of the race…
Have you ever dreamed to race or to route one of the sailors engaged in the Route du Rhum – destination Guadeloupe?
Thanks to Adrena, it becomes possible and available for all!
Rendez-vous on Adrena’s website (www.adrena-software.com/en/) from October 21th 2014 to load the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe version and follow the race the closest way.
Your turn to play!