Libertalia is a Volvo 60, 19.50m racing sailboat with professional crew. This VOR60 was designed and built to race the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-02, the crewed round the world race. Hired under the name of Djuice Dragons, he was skippered by Knut Frostad, with Thomas Coville as Watch Leader and Jean-Yves Bernot as Navigator.
This racing yacht is an extreme boat, a Formula 1 of the seas with very spartan comfort. This demanding and powerful unit is now aligned on offshore races, in IRC 0 measurement rule (Rolex Fastnet Race, Armen Race, Tour de Belle Ile, Rolex Middle Sea Race, Voiles de Saint-Tropez, Transat, etc.).
Libertalia, Volvo 60 with crew
Extremely marine and swift, this large 65-foot monohull is built for offshore sailing. Skippered by four professional sailors, Libertalia takes up to 10 crew mates at offshore racing. During day charter, it can accommodate 12 team members. For sleeping and catering on board, that’s the union minimum: 14 bunks, a gas stove and a toilet! The navigation station is located aft, below the cockpit.
On deck, double helm station and double winch columns for the grinders! Hydraulics and ballasts complete the power on board.
Rigged as a sloop with carbon mast, the Volvo 60 has a large and varied wardrobe! Up front, you will be spoiled for choice: staysail, J1, J2, genoa, large genoa, asymmetric spinnaker, symmetrical spinnaker. The mainsail is “full batten” with a membrane fabric
Racing sailboat VOR60 rental with skipper and crew
Libertalia is available for hire with a crew. This VOR60, large monohull, is based in Lorient La Base in Southern Brittany, in the heart of the largest offshore racing marina. Libertalia is also available from the main French and foreign harbours as well as Caribbean regattas.
Capacity (excluding crew)
Day charter: 12 persons
Crew: skipper Captain 200, navigator and one professional sailor
Offshore racing: 10 persons
Crew: skipper Captain 200, navigator and two professional sailors
Life on board
Bedding: 14 bunks
Navigation station – Chart table
Gas stove – wc
Technical Specifications VO 60
Architect: Laurie Davidson
Shipyard: Cookson Boats, New Zealand
Measurement certificate: IRC 0 – VOR60
Carbon mast: 29m
Sails: Membrane mainsail Quantum Sails – J1 / J2 / J3 North Sails – Code 0 – A2 / A3 / A5
Sail area: 200m² upwind – 500m² downwind
Ballast : 2 x 2000l
Displacement: 13.5 T
Navigation: Adrena – Iridium Go
Offshore security: 1st category
Main engine: Volvo D2 55 – Sail drive
Propeller: Max Prop
Converter : 12v/220v
Crédit photos Yvan ZEDDA – Martin COUDRIET – Pierre BOURAS
Want to watch the official film of the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-2002, it’s here…