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Volvo Voom….

January 11, 2006

Another day, another monohull 24-hour record. This time, instead of the geezers on ABN Amro One (546 miles), it was the kids on ABN Amro Two (558 miles). We knew these boats were fast (at least when they aren’t limping back into port for repairs). But to remind you that they are really fast, check out this video of ABN Amro 2 at cruising speed (20-plus knots). Ho-hum. Then you can go here to hear navigator Simon Fisher talk about it (amazing fact: in general, they pulled it off with just three people n deck at a time…). Will any of the other teams out there ever show us anything…?

“Damn, with this three-man rotation there’s no one to go below and make coffee…”

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