The Masthead

The Journal of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology

June 2012

Volume 6, Issue 2

Inside This Issue

Volvo Race Boat Drawings Pg. 1 Message from ABYC Pres. Pg. 2 K & J Wood Scholarship Pg. 3 Post Capsize Lessons Pg. 12 Westlawn Profiles Steven & Patrick Pollard Pg. 15 The Maryland Meet Pg. 18 On the Drawing Board Dibley Class 40 Pg. 20 Know It All Question Pg. 22 USCG Safety Articles Pg. 22 ABYC Tech Notes Ignition Protection Pg. 23 NEW! ABYC Tech Forum Pg. 24 Did You Know - Box Rules Pg. 24 Know It All Answer Pg. 25 Orca3D Tip Pg. 28 We Get Mail Pg. 29 News & Views Pg. 30 Continuing Education Pg. 31 Training Links Pg. 32 Masthead Complete Index Pg. 34 Archives Pg. 34 Westlawn Information Pg. 34

Design Evolution 2001-2002, 2005-2006 & 2011-2012 Evolution of the Volvo Yacht Designs Over 10 Years By François Chevalier Translated from French to English by Donan Raven With Thanks to Jacques Taglang T o create these lines plans of the Volvo Ocean Race boats, which I drew on trac- ing paper, I examined the hulls in build or ex-works, using their cradles as a source at times, and all the while keeping in mind the personalities and intentions of the yacht designers who had created them, and especially in strict observation of the relevant rating rules. Thus I was able to draw them fairly accurately. As soon as the sailing boats received their keels, rudders and centerboards, I was able to final- ize the plans for the 2001, 2005 and 2011 editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. François Chevalier’s remarkable article provides the lines drawings of the Volvo Ocean Race boats, including those racing the final leg of the 2011- 2012 race underway as this is written! NEW! ABYC Technician Forum! - Pages 24 Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation Makes 3rd Annual Contribution to Westlawn Scholarship Fund! - Page 3 Out of eight candidates, six came from Farr Design: Assa Abloy , Illbruck , News Cor- poration , Team SEB and Team Tyco . The team at Nautor Challenge ordered two boats, amongst which one, Amer Sport Two , was designed by Bruce Farr himself, and the other, Amer Sport One , was designed by Germán Frers, Jr., AKA “Mani Frers“. Skipper Grant Dalton held back his choice until the very last moment, when he left the Farr yacht to Lisa McDonald's all-female crew. The eighth yacht was Nor- wegian entry Djuice Dragons designed by Laurie Davidson. Continued on page 4 2001-2002 In 2001, the new rating rule which defined the VO60 authorized carbon fiber rig- ging, which gave real oompf to the yachts and profoundly changed their behavior.

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