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OUR SPORTING MISSION

Dongfeng Race Team will race for China in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. There is a strong commitment to a long-term sporting mission that puts the future interests of Chinese sailing at the core of Dongfeng Race Team project. For the 2014-15 edition the objective is to deliver a competitive campaign with, for the first time in the history of the race, multiple Chinese sailors onboard. This is a key element in setting the conditions for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 when the aim is to have a campaign with the majority of the sailors onboard being Chinese and for the 2020-21 edition of the race, a 100% Chinese project with a Chinese skipper and a Chinese crew. There is a strong momentum to create a legacy for offshore sailing so that Chinese sailors can excel in this discipline, in the same way the Chinese Olympic sailors have done. We hope the Chinese nation will follow the Dongfeng Race Team story that is only just beginning…

ABOUT US

Dongfeng Race Team are a sailing team from China backed by Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Company and managed by OC Sport. Dongfeng Race Team are the third campaign to announce their participation in the 12th edition of the world’s leading crewed offshore round the world race that starts on October 11, 2014 from Alicante, Spain and will end in July 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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FINAL DONGFENG RACE TEAM CREW ANNOUNCED

Today the full team, that combines sailors from France, China and Sweden, has been announced at the team’s official press conference in Lorient, France.

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CHINA ARRIVES IN PROFESSIONAL SAILING! NEW CHINESE SPONSORS ARE ANNOUNCED

Two new Platinum Partners join the team today supporting Title Partner Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles – China’s Aeolus Tyres, a global top 20 premium tyre manufacturer, and the city of Shiyan, Dongfeng’s home city and with its Wudang Mountains, the spiritual home of Kung Fu.

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DECISION TIME

Dongfeng Race Team complete transatlantic crossing The team arrived in Lorient, France at 1700 local time after completing their first Atlantic crossing onboard the new Volvo Ocean 65 Dongfeng.

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A PROUD SKIPPER

The team are in the last 24 hours of their first transatlantic crossing and the final training hurdle for the Chinese sailors.

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‘WET AND WILD’ CONDITIONS FOR DONGFENG

During the past 24 hours Dongfeng Race Team have experienced some fantastic training conditions. Since the start of the transatlantic, Caudrelier and his crew have had their fair share of ups and downs, but now exactly a week into the crossing they are proving stronger than ever.

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