RORC Transatlantic Sailboat Race on a VOR65
Warum ich mit einer Rennyacht an einer Regatta quer über den Atlantik teilnehme?
"Volvo Ocean Race 65 (= VOR65)" describes a one class design of race boats. Manufactured centrally and with strict uniformity, they have been racing the Ocean racesince 2017. This competition is the toughest team regatta worldwide. The crews sail around the globe in approximately 10 legs and 45,000 nautical miles.
In the next race in 2022/23, a team with an Austrian core crew would like to start for the first time. They have christened their boat “Sisi” and are practicing hard at international, renowned regattas. Including the transatlantic race of the "Royal Ocean Racing Club (=RORC)„
What does all this have to do with me? - I am part of the crew at RORC's 2022 transatlantic race. And in my newsroom I briefly share what inspires me about this plan and what I am expecting:
Inside a VOR 65 racing yacht:
Pictures from the last Ocean Race - Leg 4.
Vestas was acquired by the Austrian Ocean Racing Project and she takes part in other races renamed as "Sisi". Here she leads the field at the start of the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 departing from Melbourne.