sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - Images of the construction timeline of the new 65s
Volvo Ocean Race - Images of the construction timeline of the new 65s


'Team Dongfeng’s new Volvo Ocean 65 is transported from Green Marine to Southampton docks for structural test.'    © Green Marine    Click Here to view large photo


Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 gets underway from Alicante, Spain in October. Almost two years after making the announcement of the switch to one-design back in June 2012, two Volvo Ocean 65s are out of the shed and one has already been training for over a month.


The Volvo Ocean Race picture desk has prepared a series of images to illustrate the construction timeline of the new boat to compete in the next two editions of the 40,000nm Round the world Race.

Work starts with a full size model of the boat built out of wood. This interior mock-up is used to fit the different components and systems inside the boat and finalise design details. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Ian Roman-Volvo Ocean Race©  

First the hull is built at Persico in Italy. A highly accurate milling machine carves out the plug from a big block of polystyrene. Then the hull mould is built on that plug. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Rick Deppe  

Boat builders laminate carbon to create the outside layer of the hull thanks to a 12.5mm-thick mould. Once completed, the hull is cooked at 90° C for about seven hours. A sudden change in temperature could damage the hull. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Mark Somerville/Persico Marine  

Once the lamination is complete, the hull is transported from Bergamo in Italy to Southampton in England to be assembled with the deck at the Green Marine boatyard. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Ian Roman-Volvo Ocean Race©  

Meanwhile, the deck is built at Multiplast in Vannes, France. Also made out of carbon fibre, it too is transported to Green Marine to be assembled with the hull. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Agathe Armand /Volvo Ocean Race  

In England, boat builders start working on the bulkheads, key components of the internal structure of the boat. In an effort to make the new Volvo Ocean 65 stronger and safer, it has eight bulkheads – that’s around double the average number in the Volvo Open 70 on the previous race. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Pedro Freitas /Volvo Ocean Race  

Once the bulkheads are fixed, the hull and the deck are assembled. This picture shows the two components finally attached. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Pedro Freitas /Volvo Ocean Race  

Boat builders are finalising details inside the boat – that’s the fit-out phase. Work inside the boat takes place in a very small and dark space. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Pedro Freitas /Volvo Ocean Race  

: It takes 120 people working directly on the boat to build a Volvo Ocean 65 in seven months. A total of 36,000 man hours are required. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Pedro Freitas /Volvo Ocean Race  

Inside the Volvo Ocean 65. On one side are the bunks where the sailors will sleep in four-hour watches. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  © Green Marine  

View from the companionway. The galley (or kitchen) sits in the middle and two gas bottles provide fuel to heat the water to prepare the freeze-dried food. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  © Green Marine  

The boat is now fully assembled and all systems are installed – it’s time to paint in to the team’s colours. - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  © Green Marine  


by Volvo Ocean Race

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117546

6:13 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race

Related News Stories:

05 Dec 2013  Equipe holandesa confirma participação na Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
03 Dec 2013  Volvo Ocean Race: Brunel launches campaign with Bouwe Bekking
26 Nov 2013  Volvo Ocean Race: Organisers say they are close to two more entries
20 Nov 2013  Chineses escolhem os velejadores para a Volvo Ocean Race
20 Nov 2013  Volvo Ocean Race - Team Dongfeng recruitment campaign underway
20 Nov 2013  Volvo Ocean Race - Candidates line up to join Team Dongfeng
10 Nov 2013  Volvo Ocean Race - Mason named shore manager for all-female crew
31 Oct 2013  Volvo Ocean Race - Team Dongfeng revealed as Chinese entry + Video
30 Oct 2013  El equipo chino Team Dongfeng participará en la Volvo Ocean Race
30 Oct 2013  Volvo Ocean Race: Third entry confirmed for 2014/15 Race
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit


Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations   
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT