THE BOAT

Length (m)

Beam (m)

Displacement (kg)

Downwind sail area (m2)

Team: MAPFRE

Country: Spain

Club: Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo

CEO: Pedro Campos

Skipper: Iker Martínez

Technical Director: Ben Wright

Technical

Sail Number: ESP – 1

Designer/build [by Volvo Ocean Race]

Designer: Bruce Farr, Farr Yacht Design

Build:

  • Persico (Italy)
  • Multiplast (France)
  • Decision (Switzerland)
  • Green Marine (UK)


Length waterline (design):
20 m (65 ft)
Length overall (inc. bowsprit): 22.14 m (72 ft)
Hull Beam overall: 5,60 m (18.4 ft)
Rig Height: 30,3 m (99.4 ft)
Bowsprit Length: 2.14 (7ft)

Mainsail area: 163 m2
Working Jib Area: 133 m2
Upwind Sail Area: 468 m2 (mainsail + masthead Code 0) 296 m2 (mainsail + working jib)
Downwind Sail Area: 578 m2 (main sail + A3)

Displacement: 12,500  kg
Keel arrangement: cnting keel to +/- 40 degrees with 5 degrees of incline axis

Daggerboards: 2
Rudders: Twin fixed rudders – composite stocks

Sails:
North Sails, 12 (8 on board)
On board cameras: 5
Crew: 8 sailing + 1 OBR

Volvo Ocean 65 innovations

Keel:  The maximum draft has been increased from 4.5m to 4.7m. This allows an increase in the righting moment while decreasing the keel weight, giving the boat a noticeable performance improvement.

Keel pin: The new boat has an inclined keel pin axis that will be positive for performance: creating a large vertical force on the keel fin, creating lift and reducing the displacement and the amount of drag.

Structure: There are eight bulkheads inside the Volvo Ocean 65 – compared to a typical number of four on a Volvo Open 70. The increase means a stronger and more solid structure.

New bow desing: The reverse bow is mainly a cosmetic feature, in the most photographed area of the boat, but it will also help keep water off the bow.

Water ballast: eIn the Volvo Open 70 there was only one water ballast in the stern. The Volvo Ocean 65 has two aft water ballasts and one forward water ballast.