Ok, maybe this video won’t show you the steps necessary or give you tips on how to actually build your own Volvo Ocean 65 sailboat. But it’s pretty cool to see a months long project condensed into minutes. Especially when you know it’s bound for a circumnavigation race – the Volvo Ocean Race starts in October – not too far off. So these boats better get built, and fast!
We are beyond excited to get this ocean race back to our home waters of Newport in May of 2018 for the official US Stopover. Our hometown team, the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team, with TotalBoat Ambassadors Charlie Enright and Nick Dana on board, will be in homeport and it’s sure to be another great stopover run by the pros at Sail Newport.
If you missed the last Newport stopover a few years ago, mark early May 2018 on your calendar and plan to come check out the village, the Volvo 65s and our Ambassadors. These guys are hot for a win and they have assembled a great team to do just that! We cheering them on already and they are still stateside.
Until then – let’s build a boat – or better yet – just watch!