Volvo 65: New and Improved

Published on October 31st, 2013

By Matthew Sheahan, Yachting World
It’s wet, it’s hand held and shaky, but still gives a better view than the naked eye when you’re being battered by green water and spray in 40+ knots of apparent breeze. Here are a few video snippets of my sail aboard the first Volvo 65 as I hooked up with the all women Volvo team in Lanzarote.

Team SCA’s bright pink Volvo 65 is the first of the new generation of VO65s to hit the water. A strict one design for the 2014-15 race, the new boat is designed to combine the best elements of the Volvo 70 with the lessons that have been learned through three generations of the 70 footers.

From the team base in Puerto Calero in Lanzarote we headed out into 30 knots to put the new boat through its paces.

Click here to read more and watch Matthew’s five onboard videos.

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