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Two Volvo Ocean Race-win­ning skip­pers nom­i­nated Juan Kouy­oumd­jian’s ABN Amro One, the 5.6m beam, ag­gres­sively chined win­ner of the 2005-06 race.

Her skip­per Mike San­der­son com­ments: “I am bi­ased, but I think was very spe­cial and re­ally did change peo­ple’s think­ing about what made a good off­shore race boat.

“As this was the first gen­er­a­tion of Volvo 70s it was al­ways go­ing to be an in­ter­est­ing time see­ing how peo­ple trans­lated the rule,” says San­der­son. The other fac­tor was many of the team’s in­volve­ment in Open 60 sail­ing. “We very much

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