“Green Dragon” was specifically built as the Irish entry in the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race, in which she finished 5th. In 2012 she took line honours in the Round Ireland Race. Check out her programme below.

We are delighted to have this exciting, pedigree racing yacht in the fleet. She has capacity on deck for 15 race crew plus 5 guests, and accommodation below for up to 12.

The Volvo 70 is the former class of racing yachts designed for the Volvo Ocean Race. It was first used in the 2005–06 race (replacing the Volvo 60 yachts which were first used in 1993) and uses sliding daggerboards and a canting keel which is capable of canting transversely up to an angle of 40 degrees.

The Volvo 70 is not a singular yacht design but rather a set of design rules to which competing boats must adhere. This is similar to the concept to the design and construction rules that define a racing car.

Version 2 of the V70 rule, which was further developed to apply the lessons learned on the previous event and ensure the continuing evolution of this outstanding class, was released in September 2006.

Volvo 70 Records

Since the launch of the class it has proven itself to be the fastest distance monohull sailboat class ever built. Today all major distance monohull records are established by V70’s. For example, in October 2008 the yacht “Ericsson 4” officially travelled 596.6 nautical miles in 24 hours, establishing a 24-hour monohull record. Skipper Torben Grael and his crew made the record on the first leg of the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race. They sailed the yacht hard as a strong cold front hit the fleet, bringing winds approaching 40 knots, and propelling the yacht at an average speed of 24.8 knots.

In 2010 the V70 “Delta Lloyd” (former “ABN Amro I”) established a new English Channel record with skipper Bouwe Bekking. In 2010 the V70 “Groupama 70” broke the record for the Round Britain and Ireland Race in 5 days 21:26:55. In July 2011 the VO70 “Puma Mar Mostro” (see video top right) won the 2011 Transatlantic Race on handicap, finishing second only to Rambler 100. At the Fastnet 2011 the three first monohulls were all V70’s and they all broke the existing monohull record. The record now stands at 1d 18hrs and 39 min and is owned by VO70 “Abu Dhabi”. ‪‬

Charter Package Dates include 2 days of training and preparation where applicable.
Please Enquire for full Package Details.
Race Charter Options

Single Berth Package:

  • Owners representative.
  • Race prepared yacht
  • 2 familiarisation and training days.
  • Event entry fee.
  • Berthing costs.
  • Basic on board accommodation – 12 berths including representative. Please Enquire for availability.
  • Yacht fuel.
  • Water tanks empty for regattas and full for offshore racing
  • All safety gear.
  • Clean hull.
  • Discounts: 5% for 2. Increment discount by +0.5% for each crew up to 10% for 12 .

Whole Boat Package:

  • Owners representative.
  • Race prepared yacht.
  • 2 familiarisation and training days.
  • Clean hull.
  • 8 minimum charter crew if experienced, more if not.
  • Basic on board accommodation – 12 berths including representative. Please Enquire for availability.
  • Green Dragon does not add single berth charter crew to whole boat charters.
 

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2017 Green Dragon Calendar

Charter Package DatesEventRegion / TypeCharter OptionsRates - Discounts Available
April 8thLes Voiles de St. BarthCaribbean / RegattaWhole
Single
Corporate
€25,000
€2,300 - Min. 10
Please Enquire
April 28thRTI & Antigua Sailing WeekCaribbean / RegattaWhole
Single
Corporate
€25,000
N/A
Please Enquire
May 10thAntigua to Bermuda RaceAtlantic / Offshore RacingWhole
Single
Corporate
€30,000
€2,800
Please Enquire
June 15thGiraglia Rolex CupMediterranean / Inshore & OffshoreWhole
Single
Corporate
€35,000
N/A
Please Enquire
July 29thCopa del ReyMediterranean / RegattaWhole
Single
Corporate
€35,000
N/A
Please Enquire
August 18thPalermo to Monte Carlo RaceMediterranean / OffshoreWhole
Single
Corporate
€25,000
N/A
Please Enquire
September 3rdMaxi Rolex CupMediterranean / CoastalWhole
Single
Corporate
€35,000
N/A
Please Enquire
September 14th1000 Islands Race - RijekaMediterranean / CoastalWhole
Single
Corporate
€20,000
€2,000 - Min. 10
Please Enquire
October 5thBarcolanaMediterranean / RegattaWhole
Single
Corporate
€16,000
€1,000- Min. 10
Please Enquire
October 19thRORC Middle Sea RaceMediterranean / OffshoreWhole
Single
Corporate
€35,000
€2,800 - Min. 10
Please Enquire

VO 70 Specifications

Green Dragon Specifications

Draft: 4.5m / 14.8ft

Mast: 31.5m / 103.3ft

Displacement: 14,000kg / 30,870lb

Depth (canting keel): 4.5m / 14.8ft

Ballast: 7,400kg / 16,320lb

Mainsail: 175m² / 1,883sq'

Storm Jib: 35m² / 376sq'

Jib: 825,25m²/ 883sq'

Jib: 94m² / 1,011sq'

Gennaker: 300m² / 3229sq'
Spinnaker (Masthead): 500m² / 5,381sq'

Spinnaker (Fractional Rig): 350m² / 3,767sq'

Storm Trysail: 41m² / 441sq'

Volvo 70 Green Dragon Sailing 2015

The full force of the Atlantic | Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09

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