2005–06 Volvo Ocean Race
The 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race was held between 5 November 2005 and 17 June 2006. Seven boats took part in the race and made ten stops in nine countries.
The 2006-2006 race was the first to not begin in the United Kingdom. The course of 31,000 nautical miles (57,000 km) was divided into 9 legs, and would take over 8 months to complete. A new design of boat, the Volvo Open 70 was also used for the first time in this race. The new boats were 2m longer and about 1,000 kg lighter than the VO60's used in the previous race. They were also allowed to have more sail area and include the use of canting keels.
During Leg 7 of the race Hans Horrevoets, 32, of The Netherlands was swept overboard from ABN Amro II. Although he was recovered from the water, attempts to resuscitate him were not successful. CPR was stopped at 0420GMT, 18 May 2006.
The crew of Movistar abandoned ship after the aft end of their keel pivot broke away from their hull in the night of 20 May 2006, and transferred to ABN Amro II which had been standing by and was escorted by HMS Mersey back to land. Although a search was carried out for the yacht, it is believed she sank due to the damage sustained.
The 2005/2006 race had tighter restrictions on the number of crewmembers allowed than previous races. An all-male crew was restricted to ten, while a crew with at least 5 women could have eleven members, and an all-female crew, (of which there were none in the race), could have twelve. The only woman who served as crew was Adrienne Cahalan of Brasil 1, who was replaced after the first leg. The skipper of each team may nominate one additional person for the in-port races.
|ABN Amro I||Netherlands||Juan Kouyoumdjian||Bushe, KillianKillian Bushe||Sanderson, MikeMike Sanderson|
|ABN Amro II||Netherlands||Juan Kouyoumdjian||Bushe, KillianKillian Bushe||Josse, SebastienSebastien Josse|
|Brasil1||Brazil||Farr Yacht Design||ML Boatworks||Grael, TorbenTorben Grael|
|Brunel||Australia||Don Jones||Hart Marine||Warington, GrantGrant Warington|
|Ericsson Racing Team||Sweden||Farr Yacht Design||Green Marine||MacDonald, NealNeal MacDonald|
|movistar||Spain||Farr Yacht Design||Boatspeed||Bekking, BouweBouwe Bekking|
|Pirates of the Caribbean||United States||Farr Yacht Design||Green Marine||Cayard, PaulPaul Cayard|
|Event||Starting date||Start||Finish||Distance (nmi)||Winner|
|Race 1||5 November 2005||Sanxenxo, Spain||In-Port Race||Ericsson Racing Team|
|Leg 1||12 November 2005||Vigo, Spain||Cape Town, South Africa||6,400||ABN Amro I|
|Race 2||26 December 2005||Cape Town, South Africa||In-Port Race||ABN Amro I|
|Leg 2||2 January 2006||Cape Town, South Africa||Melbourne, Australia||6,100||ABN Amro I|
|Race 3||4 February 2006||Melbourne, Australia||In-Port Race||ABN Amro I|
|Leg 3||12 February 2006||Melbourne, Australia||Wellington, New Zealand||1,450||movistar|
|Leg 4||19 February 2006||Wellington, New Zealand||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||6,700||ABN Amro I|
|Race 4||25 March 2006||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||In-Port Race||ABN Amro I|
|Leg 5||2 April 2006||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Baltimore, USA||5,000||ABN Amro I|
|Race 5||29 April 2006||Baltimore, USA||In-Port Race||movistar|
|Leg 6||2 May 2006||Annapolis, USA||New York City, USA||400||ABN Amro I|
|Leg 7||11 May 2006||New York City, USA||Portsmouth, United Kingdom||3,200||ABN Amro I|
|Race 6||29 May 2006||Portsmouth, United Kingdom||In-Port Race||ABN Amro I|
|Leg 8||2 June 2006||Portsmouth, United Kingdom||Rotterdam, Netherlands||1,500||Brasil1|
|Race 7||11 June 2006||Rotterdam, Netherlands||In-Port Race||ABN Amro I|
|Leg 9||15 June 2006||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Gothenburg, Sweden||500||Pirates of the Caribbean|
|1||ABN Amro I||96.0|
|2||Pirates of the Caribbean||73.0|
|4||ABN Amro II||58.5|
|5||Ericsson Racing Team||55.0|
|7||Brunel (Sunergy and Friends)||15.5|
- Full details of finishing positions can be found in: Media Guide: 5. History
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