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It never stops in the world of offshore racing, day and night 24/7 we have content coming off the boat straight to you! This page is where we post all our stories and live updates so you can keep up to date with what's going on. Don't forget you can also write to our team and ask questions by emailing messageofsupport@dongfengraceteam.com



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Like a deflected goal in a World Cup Final – the cruel game of ocean racing.

28-02-2015

The grit to fight back and that one black cloud. By Ed Gorman, former sailing correspondent for The Times.

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EXTRAORDINARY AUCKLAND ARRIVAL - FINISHING UNFINISHED BUSINESS

28-02-2015

Dongfeng crossed the finish line in 3rd place at 08:39:32 UTC behind MAPFRE in first and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in 2nd, just 8 minutes separating these three boats which also means there have been four different leg winners so far in this race.

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A LETTER TO NEW ZEALAND…

28-02-2015

Here I am sitting on deck sailing through your paradise and writing to you, New Zealand, my first letter of apology... [Sam Greenfield]

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OUR Plan OF ATTACK

28-02-2015

Charles sends a brief email from the boat... He has a plan of attack

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LEG 4, DAY 19 - CHARLES BLOG: STILL DREAMING

27-02-2015

'Probably our last night at sea. This three-week leg will probably be decided overnight.' - Charles Caudrelier

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LEG 4, DAY 19 - HOLY S*** WE’RE GOING TO NEW ZEALAND

27-02-2015

'As nice as it is to win a stage of the Volvo Ocean Race and all I don’t care what place we get tomorrow. Sailing to New Zealand is good enough for me. [Note, the crew does not feel the same way].' - Sam

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HIGH TENSION AS DONGFENG APPROACHES NEW ZEALAND COAST

27-02-2015

The leading trio continue to fight for every mile as they approach New Zealand's shores. Since Dongfeng were dumped on by a 'bad' cloud yesterday evening, they've struggled to come back on the Emirates team, and at the same time MAPFRE has been profiting from slightly better wind offshore to the east.

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PLUS FORT QUE LES MOTS

26-02-2015

Aujourd’hui, nous souhaitons vous faire découvrir un petit peu plus un homme que personne ne connait vraiment bien. Nous espérons qu’en lisant ces quelques lignes, vous en saurez un peu plus sur Charles Caudrelier.

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LEG 4, DAY 18 - CHARLES BLOG: VICTIMS OF THE SQUALL

26-02-2015

'Tonight we’ve been the victims of a cruel squall who destroyed in 30 minutes the three days of effort we’ve made to catch up and overtake Ian and his men.' - Caudrelier reports

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LEG 4, DAY 18 - CLOUDS

26-02-2015

Tonight a cloud stopped us dead in the water and allowed Azzam to sail past us from 4 NM back. And to make matters worse, today was Charles 41st birthday. No one wants a dark cloud over their birthday.