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The yacht “Ambersail” is of the VOLVO 60 (former “Assa Abloy”) class. VOLVO 60 yachts are built to race in one of the most prestigious competitions around the world, the Volvo Ocean Race. These races take place over the southern latitudes of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans where strong winds (up to 100km/h and stronger) and storms are common. During the storms, the waves rise up to 25 – 30 meters. This is why the vessels must be not only light and agile, but also extremely durable and reliable.
As the races take place in extreme conditions, far from the shore, often beyond the coastguard areas, much attention is devoted to safety and lifesaving equipment. The yacht also has a 30kg satellite connection device, which ensures 432 Kbps data transmission anywhere in the ocean.
The VOLVO 60 yacht is designed to guarantee speed and reliability.
Length – 19,25 m
Width – 5,25 m
Draught – 3,8 m
Weight – 13,5 t
Keel – 7,5 t
Water ballast – 2 x 2,5 t
Mast height – 26 m
Sails: mainsail 117 m2, staysail 83 m2 and spinnaker 300 m2
Year of production – 2001
Designed by Bruce Farr
Made in Green Marine Yard (UK)