Monday, 29 April 2013

Volvo Ocean Race : Driving the Future - A Race Against Time

by Rick Deppe

The attempt to get the hull and deck of boat number 1 to England in time for assembly at Green Marine. There is an extremely tight build process for the one-design Volvo Ocean 65 that will contest the next two editions of the world's toughest round-the-world race.

The schedule for the first European Road Trip looked comfortable on paper – but that was reckoning without a spell of terrible weather across Europe.

As it turned out, the race to get the key components of the first Volvo Ocean 65 to England on time proved to be extremely tight, with a lot going wrong even before the truck left the yard...

Volvo Ocean Race