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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Decision time

'Extreme conditions onboard Dongfeng as the team cross the Atlantic Ocean - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15'    Dongfeng Race Team

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Dongfeng Race Team complete transatlantic crossing. The team arrived in Lorient, France at 1700 local time after completing their first Atlantic crossing onboard the new Volvo Ocean 65 Dongfeng, culminating in a huge achievement for the ‘rookie’ Chinese sailors onboard. It’s now, in the coming days, that Skipper Charles Caudrelier will decide which of the Chinese sailors will named as part of the final race crew.

'A transatlantic crossing was on our training schedule and we’ve successfully accomplished this. I’m proud of the entire team and our achievement but we must now look ahead to the next step,' said Caudrelier dockside. 'I’m convinced we have a great team, we have passed a key stage in this campaign, we’ve found real talent in both the western and the Chinese crew and now my mission is to build a strong team with the men I will choose for my final crew.'

Group photos onboard Dongfeng upon arrival in Lorient - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Dongfeng Race Team  

Having ticked a key box in their training programme, the Dongfeng crew arrived dockside in Lorient in the late hours of the afternoon where they were welcomed with open arms by family, friends and colleagues after 2,800 miles and 10 days at sea. It’s been a wild journey from Newport to Lorient, with difficult weather conditions and a number of incidents that tested their seamanship and resolve.

Wolf (Jiru Yang) has been a key character in the training program from day one. 'This journey has made me realise that I want this more than anything. I want to become a professional offshore sailor and I want to represent my country. I’m constantly learning from my teammates and I like the feeling of pushing myself to the extreme which is what I have done during this trip.'

Extreme conditions onboard Dongfeng as the team cross the Atlantic Ocean - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Dongfeng Race Team  

Horace (Jin Hao Chen) has been highly praised by Charles during this trip, although he struggled with the lack of Chinese freeze dried food, his performance was first-rate throughout the trip. Horace was part of the first selection trials back in November alongside his colleagues Kit (Ying Kit Cheng) and Leo (Liu Ming), who are also in the running to make the final race crew. Although neither Kit nor Leo was onboard for the transatlantic they have both covered significant ground with team during the training in the Pacific.

Kong Chen Cheng, also known as ‘Kong’, is the least experienced of the Chinese sailors. He arrived slightly later on the scene but has since shown great promise. He has been described as ‘courageous and strong’ by Charles who is convinced with more training he could become a true offshore sailor.

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -  Dongfeng Race Team  

In total the team have now clocked up over 10,000 valuable training miles as they continue with their training programme right up until the start of the Volvo Ocean Race in October. The final race team will be announced on the 26th in Lorient France.

You can follow the team on all social media channels and the team’s official website

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