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Volvo 60

Introduction

Windward Sailing is pleased to announce the purchase of one of the Volvo 60 Round the World race yachts to add to the Fleet of high performance yachts. Volvo 60 (ex Tyco II) is fully modified to the Volvo 60 2001 specification, complete with Carbon fibre mast and boom.

She comes complete with a 30 sail wardrobe and ski goggles. With a downwind sail area of some 4490ft she will certainly get the adrenalin pumping and those muscles burning.

The Volvo 60 has been developed as a high performance and very sophisticated race machine intended to race around the world with a professional crew.

These yachts have recorded speeds in excess of 35 knots aided by the use of two and a half tons of water ballast. The Volvo 60 was first used in the 1993 Whitbread Round the World race and raced alongside the more conventional but larger Maxi Yachts to win the Volvo Trophy. The 60's proved to be so much faster that the Maxi Yachts were never used again for this epic race.

Introduction

Inspired by our success on Corby 45 we have decided to put all that we have learnt onto this much faster beast as that is exactly what Volvo 60 is.

Volvo 60 will provide an exceedingly rare opportunity to be able to sail on a yacht that even professional sailors are queuing up to sail.

Windward Sailing will be actively campaigning Volvo 60 to do all the Royal Ocean Racing Clubs offshore races as well as Corporate events that should add a twist to a quiet days sailing in the Solent.

Specification

Length: 19.5m
Beam: 5.2m
Draft: 3.7m
Displacement: 14000kg
Upwind Sail Area: 200m
Downwind Sail Area: 417m
Water Ballast: 5000 ltr.
Carbon Fibre Mast and Boom
Twin wheel steering
2 Lewmar coffee grinder winches
Full Brookes and gatehouse instruments
Yanmar diesel engine with folding propeller
18 full length bunks
Typical VO 60 interior layout and galley
Furuno Radar and Weather fax
Futuno SSB Radio
Fully equipped to RORC Safety standards

Specification