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DOCKSIDE EXCITEMENT

Life just got very real for the Chinese sailors onboard ‘Dongfeng’ as they docked at the Volvo Ocean Race HQ in Alicante in the early hours of this morning. They have gone from hopeful candidates submitting their CV’s ten months ago, to arriving in Alicante, home to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.

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DONGFENG FEVER CATCHES ON AS TWO MORE CHINESE RECRUITS RETURN TO THE TEAM

DONGFENG FEVER CATCHES ON AS TWO MORE CHINESE RECRUITS RETURN TO THE TEAM

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WHAT IF?

But what if things were different? What if following your dream was going to expose you to some of the most dangerous situations Mother Nature had to offer? What if you weren’t only responsible for your life but also that of the person next to you?

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IT’S NOT EASY TO BECOME A VOLVO OCEAN RACE SAILOR IN 6 MONTHS

At 4:40am BST Dongfeng Race Team crossed the finish line of this year’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Despite a few small set backs it has been an awesome week for the team. As the Volvo Ocean 65 ‘Dongfeng’ arrived at Ocean Village in Southampton, spirits were high both onboard and on land.

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‘ONE DESIGN’ – NO MORE EXCUSES!

Two years ago the Volvo Ocean Race introduced a One-Design boat. All identical, all built to the same rule, no way to buy victory through technology. Meaning the playing field is even in technology terms. Meaning the pressure is all on the people. Meaning there are no more excuses.