It is with great pride we can announce that North Sails with its sailmaker loft in Stockholm is our supporter and partner. Having their competent team watch over our sails provides us with a great deal of comfort. Not only are North Sails an Official Supplier at the Volvo Ocean Race, they are taking serious steps in the fight for cleaner oceans by committing 1% of their clothing sales to OFF – the Ocean Family Foundation and their research programs.
North Sails are Official Suppliers for Volvo Ocean Race 2018 – above creating knots for the team Turn The Tide On Plastics. Photo Mike Smith.
100% – EVERY KNOT COUNTS
Wind will obviously be the most important source of energy during our journey. Having a variety of great sails onboard will enable us to travel with optimal speed no matter the mood of the wind. Another interesting angle of the significance of our sails is the energetic opportunity they create by generating boat speed through water – enabling our propeller to generate hydro power and charge our lithium batteries.
So...every knot created by our sails will be valuable:
1) Bringing us the 2000+ Nautical Miles to Stockholm
2) Generating boat speed and 100% fossil fuel-free electricity onboard for our electric pod drive engine when wind is not present, navigation and safety equipment and instruments, fridge, lights, laptops, smartphones, cameras...and of course, nice music.
Thank you North Sails, we're counting on you guys:-)
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NORTH SAILS' OCEAN SUPPORT
"OUR OCEANS COVER OVER 70% OF OUR PLANET BUT YET WE KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SURFACE OF THE MOON THAN THE OCEAN FLOOR."
OFF is a group of like-minded families, organised in a registered charity in England & Wales, that have come together to support ocean conservation and clean up. North Sails support the foundation and have committed 1% of their clothing sales to our foundation, starting in 2018. MORE
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