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Volvo 70 Telefonica Black

Volvo 70 Telefonica Black

240.005,500.00

Now you can have the opportunity to charter her for either a day, weekend or for a race series or book as an individual.

The boat comes with a professional skipper, mate and up to 3 crew members depending on your needs. She can take up to 12 guests and is located in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth. However, the boat can be relocated anywhere to suit your requirements. Krakens team specialised in creating a tailor make a package to suit you and your guest’s exact needs on and off the water. There are many different options for boat charter, from days out on the Solent to race campaigns all over the world.

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Thank you for looking to book with us through these difficult times. As you will understand we cannot confirm any of our trips at the moment. Your safety is our number one priority and as much as we want to get on the water ASAP we need to wait until we are given the green light. The trips you are looking to book, at the moment look like they are going ahead however until they are 100% confirmed there is no need to pay the balance. Our process is as follows: Register interest in the event by adding the event to the chart and pay the deposit amount if that is provided. When the event is confirmed the people that have registered interest (and paid a deposit) will be notified on a first come first serve base and have the 1st refusal for a place on the crew. After the confirmation, we sort out the payment of the balance. If not all the initial people take up the crew place, we will then move to the waiting list.
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Telefonica Black

The Volvo 70 Ocean Race Yacht is a class of racing yachts designed for the Volvo Ocean Race. It was first used in the 2005–06 race and replaced the Volvo Ocean 60 Yachts, which were first raced in 1993.

The Volvo Ocean 70 uses a Canting keel which is capable of canting transversely up to an angle of 40 degrees. According to the VO70 rule, the yachts can be made from glass fibres, aramid fibres, or carbon fibres. Kraken is made of Carbon Fibre.

The Volvo Open 70 race rules are similar to those of a Formula One race team, as there is not a specific yacht design but a set of rules which competing yachts need to adhere to.

Originally known as Telefonica Black or Black Jack, she competed in the 08/09 Volvo Ocean Race and finished overall in 6th position, winning the final leg into St Petersburg and skippered by Fernando Echávarri.

She was then bought with a view to complete the Westabout Race, but unfortunately, the project did not get off the ground and she has been berthed in Portland Marina for the last few years.

Specifications

Builder: Southern Ocean
Hull Designer: Farr Yacht Design
Model: Volvo 70
Year Built: 2008
LOA: 21.50m / 70.54ft
Beam: 5.70m / 18.70ft
Draft: 4.50m / 14.76ft
Displacement: 14,000kg / 30,865lbs
Engine: 1 Volvo D2 (75hp) Diesel

About the boat

It’s our goal to help as many people to experience life on the ocean as we can. Live your dreams and get involved.

In January 2019 Lance picked up Telefonica Black and berthed her in her new home Gunwharf quays. She needed a full refurb to get her up and running and has been a labour of love! Bringing her back to her former glory is our ambition and by booking on to sail her you are helping us with our mission as everything we earn goes back into the boat.

We are trying to recycle, re-purpose, swap with other Volvo 70s and maintain as much as we can. However, there are certain things – especially all the safety equipment – we have had to buy new. We are proud that we have got her to Category 0 status and we are constantly trying to improve the boat as well as give people memorable experiences on her.

You’ll be a key member of the team and get involved in every aspect of the experience.

What is required of you

  • You don’t have to have any sailing experience, but we do guarantee that after a trip like this, you’ll be hooked!
  • We can take guests from age 14 and above, but anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • We are often offshore and not near-immediate medical help, so you should have a reasonable degree of fitness, the ability to move around the boat safely and not have any medical conditions that require active treatment or are likely to be exacerbated during the expedition.
  • You need to have a valid passport, any visas required to travel and adequate travel insurance for the duration of the trip.
  • A can-do attitude and a stash of banter are a definite bonus!

Kit List

  • Waterproof or soft kit bag (no hard cases with wheels)
  • 1 complete set of dry clothes
  • Passport
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sun cream
  • Any medication you require
  • Seasickness pills, if needed
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers as required
  • Safety knife (for racing, or offshore only)
  • Head torch
  • Sailing boots (optional), for daysailing or warmer expeditions, trainer will be fine

If you do not have any of the items on the kit list, please get in touch for advice.

What we provide

  • Foulies
  • Lifejackets
  • All food on board
  • A bunk on board
  • Berthing fees

Menu example

  • Breakfast – cereal, porridge, fruit, cold meats, yoghurts
  • Lunch – A mix of sandwiches, wraps, salads with crisps, cereal bars, chocolate
  • Dinner – freeze-dried meals
  • Midnight – soup and noodles
  • Snacks available all-day

The Boat Kraken is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads! On Kraken we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.

She is coded to Cat 0 so she has all the goodies for her to be safe at sea. From a Sat phone for calls and to download weather, email in case your people need to get hold of you, a watermaker and liferafts for up to 32 people.

The ‘heads’ experience

We may have mentioned once or more, that on-board a Volvo Open 70 you’ll get a very real experience of ocean racing. Conditions are cramped, the ‘galley’ is a kettle and the heads are definitely an experience… Here’s the lovely Kim giving you a taste of what you can expect.

Safety first – skills drilling for MOB

Knowing how to recover a man overboard quickly and safely is one of our top priorities in safety. This is not a boat that can stop on a dime, especially when she is fully powered up. Watch how we have been practising our casualty recovery skills, so if it ever happens we can act fast.

Professional collaboration in safety

The UK Coast Guard has global recognition for their skills, so we were proud to be asked if we could help them with training for their helicopter high-line casualty recovery training. With no fixed backstays, our yacht poses specific challenges for them and it’s vital that they practice for all eventualities. In this case, they were happily just relieving us of a packet of custard creams, but it was a fantastic experience for all involved.

Lance ShephardLance Shepherd

Skipper
Lance comes from an outstanding sailing background. He started sailing in the scouts (too many years ago to count), joined the Marines, worked on the Lytham lifeboats and then moved to the Solent teaching for Sunsail and UKSA. In 2017/18 he skippered the Clipper Round the World Race on the Liverpool boat, circumnavigating with a team of amateur sailors. Lance is the driving force behind Telefonica Black, developing the mantra of allowing the crew to learn and develop in all areas of the race.

 

Claire FultonClaire Fulton

Claire grew up sailing on the west coast of Scotland. She circumnavigated the world on the Clipper Round the World Race and reigniting her love of sailing. Having worked in events and hospitality for over 20 years, Claire is excited to combine both these worlds.

 

John NapneyJon Nabney

Nabs starting sailing at the tender age of 4, so was born and bred racing on the Solent. He has over 10 years of experience as a professional skipper, with numerous Cowes Week and RTI class victories. He has strong tactician and navigational skills and excellent teaching experience – so can guide you through the ‘brains’ behind the sailing. He also comes equipped with his own personal wind vane, with his gorgeous locks of flowing hair.

James McFeeJames MacFee

James’ sailing medical training earned him the nickname ‘Doctor Dreamboat’ but he’s not just a pretty face. He was raised in the Caribbean and after an illustrious career as a chartered accountant, he saw the light (on the waves) and has since logged over 50,000 Nm in offshore racing. His cv includes a season in Bosun role on 188ft racing schooner “Adela”. He is Yacht Master Offshore commercially endorsed and is a CYA dinghy instructor.

Nano AntiaNano Antía

Nano was born in Punta del Este, Uruguay. He began surfing at the age of 8 and was a professional swimmer until 18, being the Uruguayan champion in 50,100 and 200 butterfly. He stopped swimming professionally when he went to University and then embarked on a career as an accountant. When he was 27 he quit his job, rented his house, sold his car and started seeking a life at sea. He has gained over 50,000 Nm and is Yacht Master Offshore qualified.

With our Team Building & Corporate Days, we can tailor-make a package to suit your exact needs on and off the water. Our in-house event team can organise everything from travel, accommodation, entertainment and dining experiences.

3 Reasons to go sailing with your team

Of course, you want to be the best boss ever – you won’t achieve that by sending your team on another day full of ice breakers and worksheets. How about giving them the opportunity to learn a new skill while experiencing some adrenaline and fresh air as you compete to battle for the title of fastest race team onboard Kraken. If you are not already sold, here are three more reasons why you should take your team sailing.

1. You will build a sense of team and trust

Operating a 70ft racing yacht is not a one-man job, it will take your entire team working together to hoist sails, trim, navigate and helm to get some speed going. To do this you all must communicate and work together to make sure everything is done to complement each other. Everyone’s job is important and you will all depend on each other to keep things going smoothly as the wind changes.

Spending the whole day onboard means you can all try out the different positions and share your knowledge with each other as you pass along your jobs – and don’t worry if you can’t remember everything our team will be there to guide you along and keep you safe.

2. Encourage healthy competition

As part of your team building day, you will use your newly acquired skills to take on a challenge. Your team will sail a preset course where you can compete against previous teams for the best time. This definitely brings out the competitive edge as you work together to tack and gybe around the cans, making the boat build speed as you go.

You will witness your team grow in confidence as they manage to perfect each manoeuvre with every practice. There will be lots to compare back in the office.

3. Revels hidden talents

With such a variety of people taking part in sailing and with no special skills required people often surprise themselves at the things they are capable of. Your team will have the opportunity to perfect their leadership skills, communication ability and organisation as you get to grips with the running of the boat. These skills can all be brought back to the office and applied to a wide variety of situations.

You will be happy to hear that no prior sailing experience is required from any of your team as our professional team will be on board for the duration of your trip to help and guide you where we can. We will go at a pace the team is comfortable with and each individual can do as much or as little as they wish.

Just get in touch to get your team building adventure started – your team will thank you for it!

Info

Telefonica Black

The Volvo 70 Ocean Race Yacht is a class of racing yachts designed for the Volvo Ocean Race. It was first used in the 2005–06 race and replaced the Volvo Ocean 60 Yachts, which were first raced in 1993.

The Volvo Ocean 70 uses a Canting keel which is capable of canting transversely up to an angle of 40 degrees. According to the VO70 rule, the yachts can be made from glass fibres, aramid fibres, or carbon fibres. Kraken is made of Carbon Fibre.

The Volvo Open 70 race rules are similar to those of a Formula One race team, as there is not a specific yacht design but a set of rules which competing yachts need to adhere to.

Originally known as Telefonica Black or Black Jack, she competed in the 08/09 Volvo Ocean Race and finished overall in 6th position, winning the final leg into St Petersburg and skippered by Fernando Echávarri.

She was then bought with a view to complete the Westabout Race, but unfortunately, the project did not get off the ground and she has been berthed in Portland Marina for the last few years.

Specifications

Builder: Southern Ocean
Hull Designer: Farr Yacht Design
Model: Volvo 70
Year Built: 2008
LOA: 21.50m / 70.54ft
Beam: 5.70m / 18.70ft
Draft: 4.50m / 14.76ft
Displacement: 14,000kg / 30,865lbs
Engine: 1 Volvo D2 (75hp) Diesel

About the boat

It’s our goal to help as many people to experience life on the ocean as we can. Live your dreams and get involved.

In January 2019 Lance picked up Telefonica Black and berthed her in her new home Gunwharf quays. She needed a full refurb to get her up and running and has been a labour of love! Bringing her back to her former glory is our ambition and by booking on to sail her you are helping us with our mission as everything we earn goes back into the boat.

We are trying to recycle, re-purpose, swap with other Volvo 70s and maintain as much as we can. However, there are certain things – especially all the safety equipment – we have had to buy new. We are proud that we have got her to Category 0 status and we are constantly trying to improve the boat as well as give people memorable experiences on her.

About you

You’ll be a key member of the team and get involved in every aspect of the experience.

What is required of you

  • You don’t have to have any sailing experience, but we do guarantee that after a trip like this, you’ll be hooked!
  • We can take guests from age 14 and above, but anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • We are often offshore and not near-immediate medical help, so you should have a reasonable degree of fitness, the ability to move around the boat safely and not have any medical conditions that require active treatment or are likely to be exacerbated during the expedition.
  • You need to have a valid passport, any visas required to travel and adequate travel insurance for the duration of the trip.
  • A can-do attitude and a stash of banter are a definite bonus!
Kit list

Kit List

  • Waterproof or soft kit bag (no hard cases with wheels)
  • 1 complete set of dry clothes
  • Passport
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sun cream
  • Any medication you require
  • Seasickness pills, if needed
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers as required
  • Safety knife (for racing, or offshore only)
  • Head torch
  • Sailing boots (optional), for daysailing or warmer expeditions, trainer will be fine

If you do not have any of the items on the kit list, please get in touch for advice.

Included

What we provide

  • Foulies
  • Lifejackets
  • All food on board
  • A bunk on board
  • Berthing fees

Menu example

  • Breakfast – cereal, porridge, fruit, cold meats, yoghurts
  • Lunch – A mix of sandwiches, wraps, salads with crisps, cereal bars, chocolate
  • Dinner – freeze-dried meals
  • Midnight – soup and noodles
  • Snacks available all-day
Life onboard

The Boat Kraken is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads! On Kraken we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail.

She is coded to Cat 0 so she has all the goodies for her to be safe at sea. From a Sat phone for calls and to download weather, email in case your people need to get hold of you, a watermaker and liferafts for up to 32 people.

The ‘heads’ experience

We may have mentioned once or more, that on-board a Volvo Open 70 you’ll get a very real experience of ocean racing. Conditions are cramped, the ‘galley’ is a kettle and the heads are definitely an experience… Here’s the lovely Kim giving you a taste of what you can expect.

Safety first – skills drilling for MOB

Knowing how to recover a man overboard quickly and safely is one of our top priorities in safety. This is not a boat that can stop on a dime, especially when she is fully powered up. Watch how we have been practising our casualty recovery skills, so if it ever happens we can act fast.

Professional collaboration in safety

The UK Coast Guard has global recognition for their skills, so we were proud to be asked if we could help them with training for their helicopter high-line casualty recovery training. With no fixed backstays, our yacht poses specific challenges for them and it’s vital that they practice for all eventualities. In this case, they were happily just relieving us of a packet of custard creams, but it was a fantastic experience for all involved.

The Skipper and Crew

Lance ShephardLance Shepherd

Skipper
Lance comes from an outstanding sailing background. He started sailing in the scouts (too many years ago to count), joined the Marines, worked on the Lytham lifeboats and then moved to the Solent teaching for Sunsail and UKSA. In 2017/18 he skippered the Clipper Round the World Race on the Liverpool boat, circumnavigating with a team of amateur sailors. Lance is the driving force behind Telefonica Black, developing the mantra of allowing the crew to learn and develop in all areas of the race.

 

Claire FultonClaire Fulton

Claire grew up sailing on the west coast of Scotland. She circumnavigated the world on the Clipper Round the World Race and reigniting her love of sailing. Having worked in events and hospitality for over 20 years, Claire is excited to combine both these worlds.

 

John NapneyJon Nabney

Nabs starting sailing at the tender age of 4, so was born and bred racing on the Solent. He has over 10 years of experience as a professional skipper, with numerous Cowes Week and RTI class victories. He has strong tactician and navigational skills and excellent teaching experience – so can guide you through the ‘brains’ behind the sailing. He also comes equipped with his own personal wind vane, with his gorgeous locks of flowing hair.

James McFeeJames MacFee

James’ sailing medical training earned him the nickname ‘Doctor Dreamboat’ but he’s not just a pretty face. He was raised in the Caribbean and after an illustrious career as a chartered accountant, he saw the light (on the waves) and has since logged over 50,000 Nm in offshore racing. His cv includes a season in Bosun role on 188ft racing schooner “Adela”. He is Yacht Master Offshore commercially endorsed and is a CYA dinghy instructor.

Nano AntiaNano Antía

Nano was born in Punta del Este, Uruguay. He began surfing at the age of 8 and was a professional swimmer until 18, being the Uruguayan champion in 50,100 and 200 butterfly. He stopped swimming professionally when he went to University and then embarked on a career as an accountant. When he was 27 he quit his job, rented his house, sold his car and started seeking a life at sea. He has gained over 50,000 Nm and is Yacht Master Offshore qualified.

Corporate Sailing

With our Team Building & Corporate Days, we can tailor-make a package to suit your exact needs on and off the water. Our in-house event team can organise everything from travel, accommodation, entertainment and dining experiences.

3 Reasons to go sailing with your team

Of course, you want to be the best boss ever – you won’t achieve that by sending your team on another day full of ice breakers and worksheets. How about giving them the opportunity to learn a new skill while experiencing some adrenaline and fresh air as you compete to battle for the title of fastest race team onboard Kraken. If you are not already sold, here are three more reasons why you should take your team sailing.

1. You will build a sense of team and trust

Operating a 70ft racing yacht is not a one-man job, it will take your entire team working together to hoist sails, trim, navigate and helm to get some speed going. To do this you all must communicate and work together to make sure everything is done to complement each other. Everyone’s job is important and you will all depend on each other to keep things going smoothly as the wind changes.

Spending the whole day onboard means you can all try out the different positions and share your knowledge with each other as you pass along your jobs – and don’t worry if you can’t remember everything our team will be there to guide you along and keep you safe.

2. Encourage healthy competition

As part of your team building day, you will use your newly acquired skills to take on a challenge. Your team will sail a preset course where you can compete against previous teams for the best time. This definitely brings out the competitive edge as you work together to tack and gybe around the cans, making the boat build speed as you go.

You will witness your team grow in confidence as they manage to perfect each manoeuvre with every practice. There will be lots to compare back in the office.

3. Revels hidden talents

With such a variety of people taking part in sailing and with no special skills required people often surprise themselves at the things they are capable of. Your team will have the opportunity to perfect their leadership skills, communication ability and organisation as you get to grips with the running of the boat. These skills can all be brought back to the office and applied to a wide variety of situations.

You will be happy to hear that no prior sailing experience is required from any of your team as our professional team will be on board for the duration of your trip to help and guide you where we can. We will go at a pace the team is comfortable with and each individual can do as much or as little as they wish.

Just get in touch to get your team building adventure started – your team will thank you for it!

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