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China is back in the Volvo Ocean Race

China’s Dongfeng Race Team return to the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean race in partnership with French skipper Charles Caudrelierr.

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The team will be 100% backed by Dongfeng Motor Corporation, the Chinese motor manufacturer headquartered in the Hubei province city of Wuhan.

The target will be to improve on an already strong performance in 2014-15, when they exceeded expectations by finishing third overall

Caudrelier’s team are the second confirmed entry in the race, which will start on October 22 next year.

Team AkzoNobel, skippered by Simeon Tienpont, were the first team to announce.

Dongfeng Race Team will once again represent China, racing under the Chinese flag and will continue to have the interests of Chinese sailing at heart.

It has previously been announced that the next race will feature two Southeast Asian stops, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. It will be the fourth consecutive edition that the Race has stopped in China.

In total, the Race will visit 11 cities in five continents, starting in Alicante and taking in Lisbon, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff and Gothenburg before the finish in The Hague.

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7 November 2016 12:41 GMT


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