“Engines and sails” Volvo Penta blogs from the Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is an extreme sailing race. The demands put on boats and equipment are enormous. So the maintenance after every leg and the preparation before each start have to be meticulous. Now, Volvo Penta opens up the pit lane with the blog “Engines and Sails”.

Each Volvo Ocean Race boat is equipped with two standard Volvo Penta diesel engines.

• A D2-75 engine is used for propulsion in and out of ports and in emergencies. This engine is sealed before each start.
• A D1-30 engine is used for auxiliary power. This engine is used extensively during the race to produce electrical power and fresh water, and to power the canting keel.

With the new Volvo Ocean Race blog, Volvo Penta plans to take the visitor under the hull and behind the scenes the of the Volvo Penta commitment; reports from the R&D department on what makes a reliable sailboat engine, the Krossholmen marine test center and much more.

You’ll find the blog at http://www.enginesandsails.com/

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Magnus Gedda is Volvo Penta’s service manager for the Volvo Ocean Race. He is responsible for the installation of the two engines in each boat. Magnus is present at every stopover with his mobile workshop and will, in cooperation with Volvo Penta’s world wide service organization, give service to the engines and equipment. He will also blog for Volvo Penta.

“In my job I get under the hull on all the boats, and I get to talk to the technical specialists in all the crews. With this blog, I can share my experience in words, pictures and film. Straight from the reality of the Volvo Ocean Race”.

D1-30 picture >>

D2-75 picture >> 

VOR service
Link to VOR Service picture >> 

For further information, please contact Anna Carin Olsson, phone: +46 (0) 31 322 0704, E-mail: anna.carin.olsson@volvo.com