Official Film: Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06

The Volvo Ocean Race 2005–06 was the first to start outside the UK, with an opening leg from Vigo in Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. A new class of boat, the Volvo Open 70 was introduced – a more radical yacht with a canting keel, which would cause some boats serious problems on the 31,000 nautical mile route around the world.

This race is will also be remembered for the tragic loss of Hans Horrevoets aboard ABN AMRO TWO during Leg 7 from New York to Portsmouth. The young crew of the Dutch sponsored boat were then called upon to rescue their competitors aboard the stricken Movistar during the same leg…

For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!

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