“A big wall of no wind” - the roadblock on the highway to Cardiff approaches

Leg 9, Day 6

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Video / May 26 2018

Leg 9, Day 6: An insight into our skipper, Charles Caudrelier

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News / May 26 2018

Leg 9, Day 6: “A big wall of no wind” - the roadblock on the highway to Cardiff approaches

Leg 9, Day 6: “A big wall of no wind” - the roadblock on the highway to Cardiff approaches

After two days of thrashing their way eastwards driven by the big winds of a huge Atlantic depression, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is approaching the critical stage of this leg from Newport to Cardiff - a high pressure ridge where the wind turbine will be turned off.

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Logbook / May 25 2018

“This leg has been intense since the start” - Charles Caudrelier tells us more.

“This leg has been intense since the start” - Charles Caudrelier tells us more.

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News / May 25 2018

Leg 9, Day 5: “Very, very wet…”

Leg 9, Day 5: “Very, very wet…”

In the latest video from on board Dongfeng – now on her fifth day of a thrilling Leg 9 from Newport, Rhode Island to Cardiff – you can see two things: the boat is moving super-fast as she heads eastwards and the crew is getting drenched in cold Atlantic salt water.

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News / May 24 2018

Leg 9, Day 4: The Atlantic bares its teeth as Dongfeng leads the “northern” fleet in the Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 9, Day 4: The Atlantic bares its teeth as Dongfeng leads the “northern” fleet in the Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng Race Team is now almost halfway across the Atlantic and blasting its way eastwards towards the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Leg 9 finish at the Welsh capital Cardiff as a fascinating transatlantic leg continues to unfold.

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News / May 23 2018

Leg 9, Day 3: The transatlantic game of chess continues to unfold

Leg 9, Day 3: The transatlantic game of chess continues to unfold

Thirty-six hours ago Dongfeng Race Team, along with MAPFRE and Turn the Tide on Plastic, made a strategic decision to head north while the other boats continued on with the weather front that dominated the first 24 hours of the race.

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News / May 22 2018

Leg 9, Day 2: It’s all change as Dongfeng and the northern boats lose ground

Leg 9, Day 2: It’s all change as Dongfeng and the northern boats lose ground

After leading in the early stages of Leg 9 Dongfeng Race Team has now slipped down the fleet ranking along with MAPFRE as the three boats in the north contend with light winds.

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News / May 22 2018

It’s all change as Dongfeng and the northern boats lose ground

It’s all change as Dongfeng and the northern boats lose ground

After leading in the early stages of Leg 9 Dongfeng Race Team has now slipped down the fleet ranking along with MAPFRE as the three boats in the north contend with light winds.

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Video / May 21 2018

Leg 9, Day 1: “Everyone wants those double points”

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News / May 21 2018

Leg 9, Day 1: Dongfeng leads the charge eastwards through the fog

Leg 9, Day 1: Dongfeng leads the charge eastwards through the fog

Dongfeng Race Team may have been in third pace leaving the harbour course at Newport but after half a day at sea, the Chinese sponsored crew has assumed the lead in the charge eastwards across the Atlantic.

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Video / May 21 2018

Leg 9 highlights but not as you know it

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