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The Open 60 Artemis racing in the Solent earlier this year. Designed for the Vendee Globe single-handed race.

Interesting facts about Artemis

* Designed for the most extreme sporting event, the Vend馥 Globe solo round the world race.
* Wing mast designed in collaboration with Boeing.
* Carbon fibre: hull, deck, mast, boom. Total weight, just 10 tons.
* Keel weighs 4 tons, is 4.5m in depth and cants 40 degrees each side.
* More people have been into space than sailed around the world single-handed.
* Cutting edge technology, 30,000 man hours to build.
* Spinnaker: 460 sq/m the same area as two tennis courts.
* Mainsail: 180 sq/m Max sail area 640 sq/m.
* Southern ocean solo sailor burns in excess of 5000 calories a day.
* Vend馥 Globe solo sailor sleeps an average of 3 hours every 24.
* In ocean conditions speeds in excess of 30 knots are achievable.
* Over 500 miles in a day.

And after all that unfortunately she didn't even make the start line last week!

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