View from top of the mast
Sail area equivalent of just over 1.5 tennis courts
Light weight hull - total boat weight 13.5 tons
Twin wheels and 'coffee grinder' winches
Keel weighs close to 8 tonnes
Whitbread 60 Blueprint, formerly Intrum Justitia was built in 1992 for the 1993/4 Whitbread Around the World Race. Skippered by Lawrie Smith from the second leg onward, she finished 2nd and walked away with an impressive new world record, for the number of miles sailed by a monohull yacht in 24 hours - 428.7 miles!
Today she has a licence, granted by the MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) to work commercially carrying up to 12 passengers up to 60 miles offshore - CAT 2 Coding.
The Whitbread Round the World Race, which became the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001 is the toughest Ocean Race, sending the fleet of super fast boats with the prevailing winds around the Globe. The course is deliberately plotted through some of Earth’s most inhospitable environments, through massive ocean swells, iceberg and growler strewn Southern Ocean Seas, and screaming storms around the Capes on this 33,000 mile, 9 month challenge.
Sailing 24hours a day, the 12 person crews suffer for speed. Fresh food, mattresses, pillows, and any personal items are left on the dock, even toothbrushes are sawn in half to save weight.
The winning crew doesn’t get a cash prize, but they do get a trophy and perhaps sailing’s best bragging rights.
Blue Box Sailing specialize in hands on events, participants will have the opportunity to get as involved as they like in the crewing of the yacht. Both novices and experienced sailors alike can try their hand at steering this 64ft yacht, hoisting and trimming the sails. Alternatively our professional crew are always on hand to crew the yacht and let you sit back, relax and simply enjoy the sailing.