The Ocean Race
One of our Australian owners was fortunate enough to experience close up action of “Team Vestas” which are currently ranked 3rd in the race. On first and second place are MAPFRE and China’s Dongfeng Race Team. On 4th place is the Dutch “team Brunel”.
Vestas 11th Hour Racing is a Volvo Ocean 65 yacht named after it’s two main sponsors: a wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S and 11th Hour Racing, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation.
Did you know that these Volvo 65 yachts easily sail across the globe with an average speed of 24.8 knots and a maximum of 40 knots? The keel & bulb weighs as much as 3 rhinos!