Dongfeng battles with Vestas in the final stages before the mountain

Leg 2, Day 19: Lisbon to Cape Town

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News / November 23 2017

Leg 2, Day 19: Dongfeng battles with Vestas in the final stages before the mountain

Leg 2, Day 19: Dongfeng battles with Vestas in the final stages before the mountain

Like all the other skippers in this Volvo Ocean Race, Charles Caudrelier is slightly dreading his upcoming encounter with Table Mountain, the iconic peak that overlooks Cape Town and the finish line of this marathon 7,000-mile Leg 2 from Lisbon.

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Video / November 22 2017

Leg 2, Day 18: Food for thought

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News / November 22 2017

Leg 2, Day 18: Under 1,000 miles to go as Dongfeng makes gains on MAPFRE

Leg 2, Day 18: Under 1,000 miles to go as Dongfeng makes gains on MAPFRE

The crews in the Volvo Ocean Race are munching the miles to Cape Town with the men and women on board Dongfeng consistently amongst the fastest as the heavy weather reaching phase of Leg 2 continues.

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Logbook / November 21 2017

The latest from Charles: Our speed is the work of the whole Dongfeng crew

The latest from Charles: Our speed is the work of the whole Dongfeng crew

This is the last phase of the race if we forget the terrible bay of Cape Town where you can lose so much, just two miles from the finishing line.

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Video / November 21 2017

Fighting back in the Southern Ocean

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News / November 21 2017

Dongfeng Race Team fights back to second place and breaks leg mileage record

Dongfeng Race Team fights back to second place and breaks leg mileage record

“We have had a good 24 hours. It is not finished and we still have the conditions to keep going fast," - Charles Caudrelier

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News / November 21 2017

Leg 2, Day 17: Dongfeng Race Team claw back the miles lost in the stampede to Cape Town

Leg 2, Day 17: Dongfeng Race Team claw back the miles lost in the stampede to Cape Town

There are now less than 1,500 nautical miles to sail to Cape Town but this dramatic and epic Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race is far from over.

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Video / November 20 2017

Leg 2, Day 16: Chinese lessons with Horace in the south Atlantic

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News / November 20 2017

Leg 2, Day 16: Dongfeng thunders across the south Atlantic fighting for the podium

Leg 2, Day 16: Dongfeng thunders across the south Atlantic fighting for the podium

After all the days of manoeuvres off the Brazilian coast, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is now hammering across the south Atlantic on a direct route to Cape Town with the “miles to go” figure tumbling as the boats hit consistent speeds of over 20 knots.

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Logbook / November 19 2017

Message from a defiant Charles: Atmosphere on Dongfeng not great but we ain’t giving up…

Message from a defiant Charles: Atmosphere on Dongfeng not great but we ain’t giving up…

There are six days to make our comeback and we will never give up.

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News / November 19 2017

Leg 2, Day 15: Dongfeng suffers in the gybing duel on the layline to Cape Town

Leg 2, Day 15: Dongfeng suffers in the gybing duel on the layline to Cape Town

In the past few days the crews in the Volvo Ocean Race have been like passengers arriving at a train station who are trying to work out which ticket to buy and which service to get on to complete their journey in the fastest possible way to Cape Town.

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