The tender process for the new Volvo Ocean Race flying multihull has officially been launched.
The concept, which was announced at #thefuture event in Gothenburg, Sweden on Thursday 18 May, will be raced inshore by teams in the editions after 2017-18.
The teams will race offshore around the planet in an exciting new 60ft One Design foil-assisted monohull – and the addition of this inshore flying multihull will make the Volvo Ocean Race the ultimate test in professional sailing.
It's a unique racing platform designed to test and excite world-class sailors. The race is accepting proposals for fully foiling One Design boats between 32 and 50 feet long.
Build and design will be part of an accelerated program with boats to be ready for sailing in spring 2019.
The tender period has been extended, and submissions must be received before 1200 CEST on 31 July 2017. You can check out the full tender brief here.