Jacks in the Box—The Volvo Open 70

kosatka1

Rob Humphries is another believer in the concept of spray rails¿so much so there are two in the forward sections of Team Russia's Kosatka. The chine, too is agressive, but in line with others.Volvo Ocean Race

telefonicablack

Telefonica Black: The spray rail is obvious here as is the long running chine. Nice paint job where the keel meets hull.Volvo Ocean Race

telefonica2

Telefonica Black: The spray rail is obvious here as is the long running chine. Nice paint job where the keel meets hull.Volvo Ocean Race

greendragon

Here's Reichel Pugh's first foray into the Volvo Open 70 field for Ireland's Chinese-backed team (Green Dragon). Pretty straight forward and given R/P is on a roll these days, simplicity may be fast.Volvo Ocean Race

il Mostro

Puma's il Mostro (by Botin & Carkeek) is said to be at the outer edge of the VO 70 rule in terms of overall beam. There's volume forward and some pretty long, and sharp chines.Volvo Ocean Race

ericsson4

Ericsson 4: Team Ericsson hired avant-garde designer Juan Kouyoumdjian to draw their two boats. The light-show presentation last month revealed little of the hull shape, perhaps intentionally, but obvious to the eye is its deck camber and reverse bow profile.Volvo Ocean Race