Charles Caudrelier, the skipper of Dongfeng Race Team, the Chinese entry in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, has been down in Lisbon at the official Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard facility to check up on the work being done on his racing machine. Dongfeng is the first of the Volvo Ocean 65s to get her full re-fit and she looks gleaming in her new red and white livery. The work on the boat, which is carried out by staff from the Volvo Ocean Race, is due to be completed by early January when the yacht sponsored by Dongfeng Motor Corporation will emerge in almost mint condition ready for her new campaign.
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27th January 2017
Dongfeng Race Team became the first to take delivery of its newly-refitted race boat today, on the eve of Chinese New Year and two years to the day since Dongfeng won the leg in Sanya
Dongfeng Race Team’s upgraded Volvo Ocean 65 returned to the water today in Lisbon, with The Boatyard guiding their prized handiwork from the cradle to the dock.
13th January 2017
We have all been waiting and watching as The Boatyard in Lisbon work tirelessly to finish the refit process of 'Boat Number One'. That boat was our beloved Chinese boat and we can finally present our (almost) new racing machine...
Charles Caudrelier and a mixed French and Chinese crew aboard the Cookson 50, UBOX, reached Hobart in Tasmania earlier today at the end of a storming Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race that saw them finish – provisionally – in third place on handicap.