In May 2014 the Volvo Ocean Race management team tasked QXI with development and delivery of the 'Get Home Quicker' ResQKite to the VO65 fleet in the VOR 2014 - 2105 Edition.
The Kite though had to be able to operate with the mast in place as well as removed, to cover the eventuality that swing-keel control is lost and no sails can be hoisted due to loss of righting moment, and the boat has to be able to sail upwind as well as downwind on the Kite. So no pressure .......
October 2014 - 5 days before the VOR start in Alicante - GHQ ResQKites & Bars delivered by VOR to each of the VO65 teams as standard and mandatory VOR
supplied equipment, and the Notice of Race amended accordingly.