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The latest episode of Building the Future presents a race against time – and the elements – for Rick Deppe and his crew, as they attempt to get the hull and deck of boat number 1 to England in time for assembly at Green Marine.

Rick Deppe's Building the Future series has been following the build process for the one-design Volvo Ocean 65 that will contest the next two editions of the world's toughest round-the-world race.

The schedule for the first European Road Trip looked comfortable on paper – but that was reckoning without a spell of terrible weather across Europe.

As it turned out, the race to get the key components of the first Volvo Ocean 65 to England on time proved to be extremely tight, with a lot going wrong even before the truck left the yard.

Click the video to see how they got on.


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Volvo Ocean Race

Hull number one of the new Volvo Ocean 65 being transported from Bergamo, Italy to Hamble, England.