World Sailing in the monthly report of February updates the outline of the Para World Sailing future.
Equipment Para World Sailing
The Weta Trimaran, Hansa 303 and 2.4 Norlin One Design have been proposed to provide equipment for the Para World Sailing, this will help World Sailing to deliver a strategic plan for the Para World Sailing.
According to the part of the Strategic Plan the equipment should meet these objectives:
Dongfeng team became the first race team to take delivery of their Volvo Ocean 65 boats after the re-fit process. There are only 250 odd days left to begin the Volvo Ocean Race.
With the delivery of the boat, the formal campaign of the Chinese team started. The vessel went through one million Euros worth re-fit process which took about 15 weeks. The renewed boat now has a better color scheme, upgraded kits with more than 500 items across sails, electronics, deck gear and new navigation and media station.
The paint and commissioning manager at the boatyard Neil Cox informed that the boat was under sea trial for two days and everything has gone well and it took a mammoth effort from 25-30 people to complete the refitting work.
It took 3,500 man hours by the boatyard team to complete the boat building, electronics, rigging, and sails job and to strip it and to put back in shape. The painting and branding job took another 2,500 man hours and the result is visible in every part of the boat from the deck, masts, hull, rudders and keel and dagger boards. The boat now has a brand new appearance.