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Volvo 70 Ericsson 1 –

Volvo is not only a good car. It is one of the most exciting boats in the world!

The Volvo Open 70 (sometimes referred to as a Volvo Ocean 70 or VOR 70) is the former class of racing yachts designed for the Volvo Ocean Race. The VOR 70 was first used in the 2005–06 race (replacing the Volvo Ocean 60 yachts which were first used in 1993).

The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race, formerly known as the Volvo Ocean Race, is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, alongside the Olympic Games and America’s Cup.

VOR 70 Speed Records

A VOR 70 first broke the world monohull speed record in 2005, with other VOr 70s resetting the record in subsequent years, such that the VOR 70s held the record for 10 consecutive years.

In April 2005, the VOR 70 Movistar broke the 24 hour world monohull speed record when she sailed 530 nautical miles. In 2006 ABN Amro II broke that record when she sailed 562.96 nautical miles. This record was broken in October 2008 by Ericsson 4 with 596.6 nm. Ericsson 4 skipper Torben Grael and his crew made the record on the first leg of the 2008–2009 Volvo Ocean Race, when a strong cold front hit the fleet, bringing winds approaching 40 knots, and propelling the yacht at an average speed of 24.8 knots.

This record stood for 7 years until the supermaxi Comanche, a boat 30 feet longer than the Volvo 70s, established a new record of 618.01 nautical miles on July 10–11 2015 in the Transatlantic Race.

Charter VOR 70

Charter Volvo 70 Race Yachts, E1 (Ericsson 1), Green Dragon, Telefonica Black, Monster Project (former Kosatka) and Ocean Breeze (former Sanya) for racing or cruising. There is also availability for individual berth bookings.

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