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Latest blog from Yann on Day 2, Leg 2
« On n’est pas les rois de la piste, en ce moment ! » (Charles)
Blog from day 1, leg 2
Un départ extraordinaire et une nuit ordinaire, Yann Riou
A full on, nerve-racking and potentially boat wrecking start to the 2nd leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Table Mountain and its unstable winds that have such a reputation for causing havoc for the racing sailors that tackle it, didn't disappoint.
The Volvo Ocean Race makes extraordinary demands on the bodies of the sailors in the Dongfeng Race Team. Read the story of Pascal Bidégorry...
With very little time off and a few broken bodies, there are now less than 24 hours to go until the start of the 6,125 nautical mile second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race and it’s time for Charles and his team to suit up, boot up and do it all over again.
After 25 days at sea in leg one, the crew of the Dongfeng Race Team are now preparing for the challenge of leg two from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi.
''Getting off to a good start during these in-port races will count for 90% of the performance. Today it almost counted for 100%.” – Thierry Peponnet, Dongfeng Race Team Coach
IMPROVEMENT FOR DONGFENG RACE TEAM AS THEY FINISH FOURTH IN CAPE TOWNS IN-PORT RACE!