News / January 20 2018
There were mixed emotions on board Dongfeng, the Chinese entry in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, as she finished Leg 4 in second place today but with the crew’s thoughts focused on the collision between Vestas 11th Hour Racing and a local fishing boat.
News / January 19 2018
Everyone has been in and out of Stealth Mode, the gybing sequence across the top of the Philippines is over and the wind shadow of Taiwan is behind the leaders.
Video / January 19 2018
News / January 18 2018
Fans of this Volvo Ocean Race all over the world have been enjoying watching Team Sun Hung Kai Scallywag stealing a march on the fleet and trying to pull off what would be a stunning leg victory into her home port of Hong Kong.
News / January 17 2018
The closing stages of Leg 4 from Melbourne to Hong Kong features a patch of lighter wind that is affecting all the boats and will continue to do so as they pass through the Luzon Strait across the top of the Philippines.
News / January 16 2018
Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race has brought together men and women from six nations speaking four languages in its quest for glory in the world’s longest sporting competition.
News / January 16 2018
With only 1,390 nautical miles still left to sail and big breeze forecast almost all the way to the finish, it is beginning to look as though Team Sun Hung Kai Scallywag is going to make it in the lead all the way to Hong Kong.
News / January 15 2018
The Chinese coast is now less than 2,000 nautical miles from Dongfeng’s bow as the red and white Volvo Ocean 65 sponsored by Dongfeng Motor Corporation rampages towards Hong Kong at an average speed of nearly 20 knots.
News / January 14 2018
Mid-way through day 13 of a fascinating leg from Melbourne to Hong Kong and Dongfeng Race Team is battling with Team AkzoNobel – 10 miles to windward – as they race through the reefs and islands of Micronesia.
News / January 13 2018
Dongfeng Race Team is out of the Doldrums and trucking along towards China, once again leading the fleet as her easterly and most northerly position in the fleet has paid spectacular dividends.
News / January 12 2018
As the battle to get out of the Doldrums in the western Pacific continues, Dongfeng Race Team meteorologist Marcel van Triest casts his eye over the final stages of an epic Leg 4 from Melbourne to Hong Kong. As it happens he likes Dongfeng’s position on the eastern/northern flank of the fleet. He also predicts that the last 200 miles of the leg will be “a bit sporty” in the freshening northeast monsoon.