Swings and roundabouts at the front of the fleet

Leg 6, Day 18: Hong Kong to Auckland

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News / February 24 2018

Leg 6, Day 18: Swings and roundabouts at the front of the fleet

Leg 6, Day 18: Swings and roundabouts at the front of the fleet

It has been chop and change at the front of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet over the past 24 hours. At one point it was Turn the Tide on Plastic leading the charge, then Team AkzoNobel, before Scallywag had their turn at front in the latest position report at 0700 UTC.

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News / February 23 2018

Leg 6, Day 17: Imagining the Winter Olympics while dodging atolls in the south Pacific

Leg 6, Day 17: Imagining the Winter Olympics while dodging atolls in the south Pacific

Dodging atolls northwest of New Caledonia and trying to avoid rain clouds, where the breeze can go from nothing to 20 knots and back to nothing again, Dongfeng Race Team and their old friends on MAPFRE are continuing to duke it out on the long road to Auckland.

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Video / February 22 2018

Leg 6: Your personal boat tour of Dongfeng by drone with Kevin Escoffier

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Logbook / February 22 2018

My passion for sailing – Daryl Wislang

My passion for sailing – Daryl Wislang

Here’s something different – a nice blog from Dongfeng Race Team watch captain Daryl Wislang written during his off-watch in the Doldrums. Daryl offers a fascinating insight into how he developed into one the world’s top offshore ocean racers…and it all started with his parents trying to find a solution to stop a young Daryl and his brother Craig fighting so much…

08:49

Video / February 22 2018

Leg 6: Goodbye Doldrums, hello lucky east wind!

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News / February 22 2018

Leg 6 Day 16: Holding the Dongfeng logo high…

Leg 6 Day 16: Holding the Dongfeng logo high…

We are not sure who it was but two of our crew found a nice way to pass the time on the foredeck, mucking about with making silhouette shapes with their hands and arms, using the light of the setting sun against the jib.

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Video / February 21 2018

Leg 6: Wonky glasses, wonky weather for Dongfeng Race Team in the Tropics..

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News / February 21 2018

Leg 6 Day 15: You go your way, I’ll go mine…

Leg 6 Day 15: You go your way, I’ll go mine…

Well, is this a significant split? On their fifteenth day at sea there appears to be a divergence of opinion in the afterguards of the two red boats.

09:47

Video / February 20 2018

Leg 6: Drone in the Doldrums on the way to Auckand

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News / February 20 2018

Leg 6 Day 14: Mirror images – Dongfeng/MAPFRE – MAPFRE/Dongfeng

Leg 6 Day 14: Mirror images – Dongfeng/MAPFRE – MAPFRE/Dongfeng

Still it goes on – the battle for supremacy, the war of attrition, the test of will between the Chinese boat and the Spanish one.

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Video / February 19 2018

Leg 6: Tune in to the Dongfeng Sound System…

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