Tour of Volvo Ocean 65 Team Brunel

Here is a fascinating tour of the Volvo Ocean 65Team Brunel, one of seven identical yachts now racing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race. The Volvo Ocean 65s are high-performance one-design racers created by Farr Yacht Design and built by a consortium of four European boatyards. They are carbon fiber speed demons. While racing yachts are generally spartan, these black carbon beasts strike me as bordering on grim. The Volvo is not a pleasure sail.  

Onboard Tour of Volvo 65 Yacht | Yachting World

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2 Responses to Tour of Volvo Ocean 65 Team Brunel

  1. DAVID RYE says:

    Thank you Rick – machines really.
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  2. Dave S says:

    Very interesting and informative. Thanks for posting it. Below deck, other than carbon fiber, the living quarters seem less comfortable than the forecastle on an old wooden ship. Crews back then at least didn’t have to “tack” into another bunk.