Volvo Ocean Race

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Introduction to the 2017 Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is a yacht stage race around the world, held every three years.

THe Course

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The Boats
The crews will sail a one design yacht, the Volvo 65, and you can see one of the boats on its work up trials in this video:

The Volvo Ocean Race directors selected a one design to be used for the 2014 and 2016 editions of the race as this will significantly reduce the cost of mounting a competitive campaign and is designed to bring the size of the fleet to 8-10 boats in future races. The 65 foot  monohull was designed by the USA-based Farr Yacht Design and  is built by a consortium of leading boatyards in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Switzerland. Under an agreement between Volvo Ocean Race and the consortium, a minimum of eight boats will be built to contest the  races

40 Years of the Volvo Ocean Race

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