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Djuice dragons

The djuice dragons team is the only one in the field not have had some input from Farr Yacht Design.

The team, which grew out of the Innovation Kvaerner campaign four years ago, wanted to work with a designer who would not be spread across other syndicates, and turned to Laurie Davidson.

Davidson, who designed New Zealand's last two America's Cup winning boats, is famed for his traditional approach.

He prefers to 'sketch out a few things' with pen and paper, rather than number-crunching with a computer, when it comes to designing boats.

Knut Frostad
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The team had two identical craft built by Cooksons in New Zealand, but will only be racing one.

The eye-catching magenta-coloured design is wider at deck level and has more freeboard than the Farr boats that make up the rest of the field.

The Norwegian team will be skippered by Knut Frostad, who was the youngest skipper in the Whitbread four years ago.

Among the crew are ex-Innovation Kvaerner crewmen Espen Guttormsen and Christen Horn Johannessen, plus top French navigator Jean-Yves Bernot.

He took part in the The Race, the non-stop round-the-world competition, to 'research the route'.

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