2005–06 Volvo Ocean Race
|Dates||5 Nov 2005 – 17 June 2006|
|Yachts||Volvo Open 70|
|Gold||ABN AMRO I|
|Silver||Pirates of the Caribbean|
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 2005–06 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 class of boat, the Volvo Open 70 was introduced: 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 2005–06 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 could nominate one additional person for the in-port races.
|Yacht||Flag & Sail||Designer||Builder||Skipper|
|ABN AMRO I||NED 1||Juan Kouyoumdjian||Killian Bushe||Sanderson, MikeMike Sanderson|
|ABN AMRO II||NED 2||Juan Kouyoumdjian||Killian Bushe||Sébastien Josse|
|Brasil1||BRA 1||Farr Yacht Design||ML Boatworks||Grael, TorbenTorben Grael|
|Brunel (Sunergy and Friends)||AUS 03||Don Jones||Hart Marine||Grant Warington|
|Ericsson Racing Team||SWE 1876||Farr Yacht Design||Green Marine||Neal MacDonald|
|movistar||ESP 1||Farr Yacht Design||Boatspeed||Bouwe Bekking|
|Pirates of the Caribbean||USA 7706||Farr Yacht Design||Green Marine||Cayard, PaulPaul Cayard|
|Event||Starting date||Start||Finish||Distance (nmi)||Winner|
|Race 1||5 November 2005||Sanxenxo||In-Port Race||Ericsson Racing Team|
|Leg 1||12 November 2005||Vigo||Cape Town||6,400||ABN AMRO I|
|Race 2||26 December 2005||Cape Town||In-Port Race||ABN AMRO I|
|Leg 2||2 January 2006||Cape Town||Melbourne||6,100||ABN AMRO I|
|Race 3||4 February 2006||Melbourne||In-Port Race||ABN AMRO I|
|Leg 3||12 February 2006||Melbourne||Wellington||1,450||movistar|
|Leg 4||19 February 2006||Wellington||Rio de Janeiro||6,700||ABN AMRO I|
|Race 4||25 March 2006||Rio de Janeiro||In-Port Race||ABN AMRO I|
|Leg 5||2 April 2006||Rio de Janeiro||Baltimore||5,000||ABN AMRO I|
|Race 5||29 April 2006||Baltimore||In-Port Race||movistar|
|Leg 6||2 May 2006||Annapolis||New York City||400||ABN AMRO I|
|Leg 7||11 May 2006||New York City||Portsmouth||3,200||ABN AMRO I|
|Race 6||29 May 2006||Portsmouth||In-Port Race||ABN AMRO I|
|Leg 8||2 June 2006||Portsmouth||Rotterdam||1,500||Brasil1|
|Race 7||11 June 2006||Rotterdam||In-Port Race||ABN AMRO I|
|Leg 9||15 June 2006||Rotterdam||Gothenburg||500||Pirates of the Caribbean|
|ABN AMRO I||96.0|
|Pirates of the Caribbean||73.0|
|ABN AMRO II||58.5|
|Ericsson Racing Team||55.0|
|Brunel (Sunergy and Friends)||15.5|