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EL VOLVO OPEN 70 “TELEFÓNICA”

VOLVO OPEN 70 “TELEFÓNICA”:
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

  •       Team: Team Telefónica
  •       Country: Spain
  •       Clubes: Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo
  •                     Real Club de Regatas de Alicante
  •       CEO: Pedro Campos
  •       Skipper: Iker Martínez
  •       Technical Director: Horacio Carabelli

  • Boat: “Telefónica”. Volvo Open 70 – version 3
  • Sail Number: ESP - 1
  • Designer: Juan Kouyoumdjian
  • Shipyard: King Marine (Alginet, Valencia)
  • Build: approximately 40,000 shipyard hours. 28 people
  • Length: 21,5 metres (70 feet)
  • Beam: 5,70 metres
  • Mast height: 31,6 metres (the equivalent of a ten-storey building) 
  • Mainsail: 175 m2
  •  Jib: 135 m2
  • Spinnaker: 500 m2 (the equivalent of two tennis courts)
  • Displacement: 14.500 kg
  • Max weight: 14.500 kg
  • Bulb weight: 5.500 kg
  • Keel weight: maximum 7.400 kg
  • Swinging keel to 40º angle
  • Daggerboards: 2
  • Number of sails 17 total (maximum of 9 on board)
  • On board cameras: 5
  • On board microphones: 3
  • Crew: 10 sailors + 1 media crew member
  • Wheels (rudder): 2
  • Grinders: 3

Main technological innovations:

  • Brand new construction process, based on the latest technological developments.
  • New internal structure of the boat with a division in the watertight bulkheads, which have been optimised to fit in with the new rules and which seek to minimise the internal structure.
  • Brand new daggerboards and rudders, thanks to exhausting research to obtain maximum control and stability for the boat at all times.
  • A deck almost absent of a cockpit.
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