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Old 05-03-2014, 07:16   #1
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New VO65 (Volvo Ocean 65) design changes

Ran across this article in my Sailing World... Really enjoyed it and found it online...

Design in the Volvo Ocean Race: Playing With Power | Sailing World

I thought there were some pretty interesting points about the design changes from the 70's...

1. Making the canting pin axis 5 degrees from horizontal to give lift from the keel

2. Eliminating the overlapping headsail, but keeping the VO70 rig J

3. Symmetrical dagger boards...

Pretty cool stuff!
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