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Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier – Volvo Ocean Race

SANYA, China, February 4 – Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) has been trying to explain the ‘French factor’ that has helped put his crew top of the Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard after three legs – and it seems to come down to pure passion. Caudrelier has chosen four of his countrymen in his […]

Volvo Ocean Race update

SANYA, China, February 2 – Guillermo ‘Willy’ Altadill, son of one of the biggest names in Spanish offshore sailing, has the chance to make his own reputation in the Volvo Ocean Race after being called up for the fourth leg by MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP). The team has also announced that Iker Martínez, the Spanish boat’s […]

Dongfeng win Leg 3 in Volvo Ocean Race

SANYA, China, January 27 – Dongfeng Race Team claimed a key landmark in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday when they emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall lead with six stages to go. No Chinese team has won a leg in the race […]

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3

SANYA, China, January 25 – A thrilling finish looks to be in store for Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race after the chasing pack made big inroads into Dongfeng Race Team’s once huge lead early on Sunday with just over 24 hours to sail to the finish in Sanya. Charles Caudrelier’s (FRA) crew led […]

Volvo Ocean Race – Leg3

ALICANTE, Spain, January 19 – Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) tightened their stranglehold on Leg 3 as they began their navigation through the treacherous Malacca Strait on Monday with a historic Volvo Ocean Race breakthrough for China tantalisingly within sight. None of the three Chinese teams to enter the race has ever won a stage […]

My pride in my ‘ship wrecked’ crew – Team Vestas

Official Press Information Nicholson: My pride in my ‘ship wrecked’ crew ALICANTE, Spain, November 30 – Australian skipper, Chris Nicholson, spoke on Sunday night of his immense pride at the way his Team Vestas Wind crew came through the ordeal of being grounded and being forced to abandon their boat in complete darkness on a […]

Team Vestas Wind crew were rescued – Volvo Ocean Race

November 30, 2014 Official Press Information Team Vestas Wind crew safe after rescue ALICANTE, Spain, November 30 – Team Vestas Wind crew were rescued in the small hours of Sunday morning after the Danish team’s Volvo Ocean Race boat was grounded on a reef in the Indian Ocean, forcing them to abandon it. All nine […]

Doctors to monitor sailors’ health stats all race in Volvo Ocean Race

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Nov. 13) – Team Alvimedica’s crew is the focus of a landmark medical study to see how the Volvo Ocean Race impacts their hearts, metabolism, body strength and fitness over the event’s nine months at sea. Using technology from the American space agency NASA, and doctors from leading academic institutions in […]

Crew changes in Volvo Ocean Race

CAPE TOWN, November 10 – Jean-Luc Nélias, the man who helped mastermind Groupama’s win in the last Volvo Ocean Race, will take over as navigator for Spanish boat MAPFRE for the second leg of this edition, starting on November 19. Nélias (FRA) was also navigator for Franck Cammas’s winning crew in 2011-12. He replaces Nico […]