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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper announce build, crew and workup for VOR70

'(l-r) Grant Dalton and Roberto Bermudez de Castro'    Volvo Ocean Race©    Click Here to view large photo

CAMPER, in association with Emirates Team New Zealand have made some key announcements as their project for the Volvo Ocean Race reaches another milestone early next month.

CAMPER announced today that construction of the VO70 yacht will start in the first week of August.

Crew selection is also well advanced and CAMPER said today that experienced Spanish round-the-world yachtsman Roberto Bermudez de Castro has signed on.

It will be his fifth round-the-world race, most recently as skipper of Team Delta Lloyd in 2008-09. He was a watch captain on Brazil 1 in 2004-05 and raced the southern ocean legs on board Assa Abloy in 2001-02.

Known throughout the sailing word as Chuny, his first round-the-world experience was as a watch leader and helmsman on board the Spanish entry in the 1993-94 Whitbread.

Chuny, a member of the Spanish Olympic team at Athens in 2004, has been a regular on the competitive MedCup TP52 circuit and sailed with the Spanish America’s Cup team at San Diego in 1995 and at Auckland in 2000.

He is an industrial engineer, married with three children.

(l-r) Ignacio Triay, Dalia Saliamonas, Javier Sanz, Grant Dalton, Marcelino Botin, Jim Farmer, Matteo de Nora and Roberto Bermudez de Castro -  Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=72412   Click Here to view large photo

The CAMPER campaign hit the ground running when it was announced in April.

The design team – led by principal designer Marcelino Botin of Botin Carkeek Yacht Design based at Santander – had already been working on VO70 design.

Emirates Team New Zealand – which will manage the CAMPER project – immediately assigned members of its design team to the project.

The team’s operations manager Kevin Shoebridge said: 'We have almost 20 naval architects, structural and mechanical engineers, CFD (computational fluid dynamics) engineers, sail and mast designers and software developers based at Auckland and Santander working on CAMPER project.

'Multiple hull designs and sail combinations have been run through a CFD computer program which computes air and water flow. The sail design team has already had two sessions in the Auckland University wind tunnel.

'Marcelino Botin and skipper Chris Nicholson have overseen tank-tests on hull models at Southampton, England, and Liege, Belgium.'

The scale models, which were built in England, underwent 300 tests over six days at the high-speed tank at Liege to test computer design projections on the quite different hull forms in scale models of the VO 70 yacht.

(l-r) Javier Sanz, Roberto Bermudez de Castro, Grant Dalton and Marcelino Botin -  Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=72412   Click Here to view large photo

Results from the tanks tests have allowed designers to assess quickly the position of appendages (rudders and keel) and hull shape.

With the yacht build scheduled to start on August 9 at the Cookson yard at Auckland, the design team will come together next week to make final decisions.

Boat builders will start building the mould, the first step in a process that will involve more than 30 tradesmen and over 38,000 hours.

The hull and deck will be constructed from carbon fibre over a nomex honeycomb core, to produce a light but very strong hull capable of standing up to the rigours of the 39,000 nautical mile race.

The yacht – with deck hardware, electrical, electronic and hydraulic systems fitted - will be trucked to the Emirates Team New Zealand base in early April. Keel, bulb and rudders will be fitted before the yacht is rigged.

Three months of sea trials off New Zealand will follow. Sailing crew will be looking for strong winds and big seas to test handling and reliability before shipping the yacht to Europe in July.

· Camper, the Spanish-based international footwear brand, is a family-owned company which started making shoes on the Spanish island of Majorca in 1877. Today Camper operates directly 320 stores and 'shop-in-shop' locations in 42 countries and distributes its products through 2800 independent retailers.

· The Volvo Ocean Race starts at Alicante, Spain, in October 2011 and will finish at Galway, Ireland, in June 2012. Stopover ports are Cape Town (South Africa), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Sanya (China), Auckland (New Zealand), Itajai (Brazil), Miami (USA), Lisbon (Portugal) and Lorient (France).




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