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Volvo Ocean 65 - Building the future

 

Our Building the Future series has already taken us from the design stage in Annapolis, Maryland across to construction in Italy, France, Switzerland and the UK.

 

In the latest episode, Rick Deppe heads back to the U.S. for a tour of the North Sails plant using the latest design technology to make the sails for this radical new project. Take it away, Rick.

 

Rick is at the North Sails factory in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they're busy making the sails for the new Volvo Ocean 65.These sails have got to take some of the most advanced sailing machines ever built around the world at breakneck speed.

 

Built in Nevada and finalised in Vannes, France, the Volvo Ocean 65 sails will benefit from North Sail’s advanced 3Di technology. General Manager Jeff Neri explains in detail how this 3D moulding technique gives the sails a flying shape.

 

Volvo Ocean 65 - Building the future video

 

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