Green Dragon Racing, Volvo 70
For the late entry into the Volvo Ocean Race Green Dragon, Diverse Yachts was asked to supply and install the complete electrical, electronic and computer systems on board this Volvo70. Diverse Yachts asked Peter Tans to take care of design and installation of these systems. Some systems like all communication systems, were specified in the Volvo70 rule.
The brief was to come up with a reliable but state of the art instrument system with a simple and light computer-, and networking system to be able to interface to the Radar, Fleet Broadband, Fleet33 and the Mediadesk all supplied by the race organisers. Also a ruggedized laptop was supplied for crew emails, this laptop doubles as a spare for all navigation computers.
Most parts of the instrument system had double or even triple sensors to enhance reliability and accuracy in this gruelling race!
The yacht was built by McConaghy Yachts in Zhuhai, China which meant that all wiring, parts and systems had to be carefully quantified, listed and ordered as it was not easy to source parts locally. This was all shipped to China where installation was done in close collaboration with the builders.
Commissioning of the systems took place in the UK where the boat was launched.