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2014-15 News archive

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LET’S TALK ABOUT…

10-08-2015

Dongfeng Race Team is participating in Cowes Week 2015 and this year, for the Artemis Challenge, we have chosen to support Race For Water

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WHY THEY MATTERED

21-07-2015

Charles Caudrelier runs his rule over his sailing team…and the manager

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“I AM PROUD OF WHAT WE ACHIEVED TOGETHER” - CHARLES CAUDRELIER

14-07-2015

"Skippering Dongfeng Race Team was my first experience as a leader in a big project..."

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THE FULL STORY: THE FINAL CHAPTER

03-07-2015

Yang Jiru (Wolf) summed up the feelings of the Chinese crew members: “I know from the reaction back home that this project has been great for offshore sailing in China. I hope it will inspire young Chinese sailors for years to come.”

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THE FULL STORY: CHAPTER SEVEN

03-07-2015

The vibe amongst the Dongfeng Race Team in Newport as the leg 7 re-start day approached was confident but tinged with anxiety...

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THE FULL STORY: CHAPTER SIX

03-07-2015

For the Dongfeng team it was a race against time to get their dismasted boat to Itajai from Ushuaia and then install a replacement mast and get everything ready for racing in time for the re-start.

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THE FULL STORY: CHAPTER FIVE

03-07-2015

In the early hours of their 13th night at sea, there was a loud “CRACK!” The mast had suffered a breakage over the top of the third spreader and the broken section was hanging off it like parts of a demented puppet.

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THE FULL STORY: CHAPTER FOUR

03-07-2015

Managing expectations was high on Charles Caudrelier’s mind when the Dongfeng Race Team skipper prepared to set sail on leg four

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THE FULL STORY: CHAPTER THREE

03-07-2015

The 4,670-mile course for leg three was another monster and was anything but simple for the six crews remaining in the race.

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THE FULL STORY: CHAPTER TWO

03-07-2015

From Cape Town to Abu Dhabi, the 'obstacle course' and the tragedy of Team Vestas Wind