Volvo Ocean 60

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Illbruck Challenge in Kiel during 2001-2002 Volvo Ocean Race
Illbruck Challenge in Kiel during 2001-2002 Volvo Ocean Race
'Team SEB', 'Team Tyco' and 'News Corp' in Kiel during 2001-2002 Volvo Ocean Race

The Whitbread 60 (W60) or Volvo Ocean 60 (VO60) was the forerunner to the class of racing boat designed for the Volvo Ocean Race, the Volvo Open 70. The Ocean 60 class were first used in the 1993-94 Whitbread Round the World Race in which 10 of the 15 entries were W60s.[1] The seventh Whitbread Round the World Race (1997-1998) limited entry to only the W60 class of yachts. [1]

Comparison of Ocean 60 and Open 70

Ocean 60 Open 70
Overall Length: 19.5m (64ft) 21.5m (71ft)
Beam: 5.25m (17ft) 5.7m (19ft)
Draft: 3.75m (12ft) 4.5m (15ft)
Mast Height: 26m (85ft) 31.5m (103ft)
Displacement: 13,500kg 14,000kg
(29,762 Lb)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.nationalgeographic.com/volvooceanrace/background.html National Geographic – Volvo Ocean Race: About the race
  2. ^ http://www.perrottidesign.com/popup/volvo_chart2.html A Comparison of the New VO70 vs. the VO60
  3. ^ http://www.russian-challenge.com/index.php?area=2&p=static&page=yachts1 Russian Challenge: Boats

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