Lezing: The building of the Volvo Ocean 65

donderdag 16 maart 2017 - Vlissingen

KNVTS Afdeling Zeeland

Spreker: de heer G. (Geert) Schouten, Director ICT Strategie B.V.

After an extreme succesful debut where all 7 boats finished the race and the Dutch Team Brunel finished second, the upgraded Volvo Ocean 65 will be sailing again in the next edition of the challening Volvo Ocean Race. The high tech yachts are designed by Farr Yacht Design and built by a consortium of four European boatyards, in which reknown company Green Marine in the UK did the final assembly, outfitting, rigging and delivery, next to construction of rudders and keels. In this presentation the build of this great class will be revealed, including the challenges of combining high tech composites wth strict one design. Also a sneak preview will be given in the Dutch team AKZO Nobel, lead by two times America’s Cup winner Simeon Tienpont.


De lezing zal worden gehouden in hotel ARION, Boulevard Bankert 266, 4382 AC Vlissingen.
Aanvang: 19.30 uur.
Introducé(e)s zijn van harte welkom.

photo courtesy of IHC Merwede