01 September 2017

Volvo Ocean Race: How to build a Volvo Ocean 65 (video)

How to build a Volvo Ocean 65 | Volvo Ocean Race

Video above published Jul 19, 2017: A process taking over 36,000 man hours, follow the construction of a One Design Volvo Ocean 65 racing machine from start to sailing. Team AkzoNobel will race this boat in the 2017-18 edition.

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 begins October 22, 2017, in Alicante, Spain.

The 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race introduces a new scoring system designed to encourage strategic risk-taking and open up the fleet in an era of ultra-close One Design racing:
  • Scoring will return to a high-points system.
  • The two Southern Ocean legs – from Cape Town to Hong Kong, and Auckland to ItajaĆ­, plus the North Atlantic leg near the end of the race, Newport to Cardiff – will all score double points.
  • The winner of every leg will score one bonus point (9+1 bonus point for a win, 8 for second, 7 for third, etc).
  • There will be a bonus point for the first team to round Cape Horn in a nod to the historic significance of this turning point in the race.
  • A further bonus point will be awarded for the team with the best total elapsed time overall in the race.
  • The In-Port Series won’t count in the overall points but will remain the tiebreaker should teams be tied on points at the finish in The Hague.
Get ready! | Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

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