Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean 65: One-design, high-performance, tough, affordable, world-class – let the best athletes win.

The boats are completely identical so the competition is considered one of strategy and crew performance rather than design. The introduction of the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 revolutionised the race, leading to closer competition and ensuring that the race is won on the oceans rather than at the design stage.

Volvo Ocean Race Boat

 

Facts and Figures

20.37 m Hull Length
22.14 m Boat Length
12,500 kg Boat Weight (Empty)
163 m2 Mainsail Area
30.30 m Rig Height
578 m2 Downwind Sail Area