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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng - History, Joy and Tears By Ed Gorman, , 11:38 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015
There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, Auckland, NZ , 8:29 AM Wed 28 Jan 2015
The all-female crew, Team SCA, arrived to a warm and colorful welcome including fireworks, Chinese dragons, orchid garlands and traditional costumes into the city of Sanya on Hainan Island in southern China early Tuesday evening (local time). 'It was a really different leg. I wouldn’t say it was hard in terms of the physical side but it just had lots of things coming at all angles ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Warm welcome for Team SCA By Team SCA, , 3:57 AM Wed 28 Jan 2015
In the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 Team SCA arrived to a warm and colorful welcome including fireworks, Chinese dragons, orchid garlands and traditional costumes into the city of Sanya on Hainan Island in southern China earlier this evening (local time). ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Team Brunel cross finish line By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 12:03 AM Wed 28 Jan 2015
In the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Team Brunel has ended the third leg in a fifth place. Skipper Bouwe Bekking and his crew took exactly 23 days and 18 hours to cover the more than 5,000 nautical miles (9,200 km) to Sanya. Team Brunel now stands in third place in the general ranking. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Team SCA due to cross finish line By Team SCA, , 10:30 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Team SCA is due to cross the finish line in Sanya, China in a few hours. Earlier in the day we asked the team their thoughts on the team’s performance on this leg: ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica wins first podium place in Sanya By Sail-World, , 7:34 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015
Team Alvimedica won a Leg 3 podium place in China after some of the closest racing ever seen in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Turkish-American team protected their position in the final stretch to Sanya, carefully navigating a course peppered with fishing boats along the Vietnamese coast and across the South China Sea to cap off a well-sailed leg to clinch third. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng scores historic victory for China By Sail-World, , 6:53 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015
The finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Sanya, China just before noon on January 27, 2015 marked an unbelievable end to a magnificent leg for Dongfeng Race Team. After leading the fleet virtually all the way from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China, over more than 5,000 miles of intense ocean racing, Dongfeng finally crossed the finish line in first place ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng release first DroneCam video from Leg 3 By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:29 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015
Winner of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng, have released footage taken from a drone launched from the Volvo Ocean Race yacht, as she sails in light airs on the last days of Leg 3 of the race. It is believed to be the first time a drone, launched from a competitor, has been used in a major ocean race. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Chinese team set historic first with home port win By Sail-World, , 12:42 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015
World sailing history was created earlier today when Dongfeng Race Team became the first Chinese yacht to have a win in a premier trans-ocean racing event. Her win was also a first in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race. At 1131hrs UTC the Chinese flagged entry emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall leadin the 40,000nm event with six stages to go. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives on time in Genoa + Video By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:38 AM Tue 27 Jan 2015
On the morning of the 26th of January, the Maersk Line ship MV Stockholm delivered the Team Vestas Wind's damaged VO65 to the port in Genoa, Italy. From here she will be taken to the Persico building facilty where the rebuild of the wrecked boat will be undertaken. The team's goal is to rejoin the race in Lisbon, Portugal in June, 2015. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Frostad says Caudrelier proving them wrong By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 2:30 AM Tue 27 Jan 2015
40 year old Charles Caudrelier the skipper of race leader Dongfeng was a major figure of the winning French team Groupama in 2011-12 . With the Dongfeng team now approaching Sanya, almost unstoppable, its worthwhile hearing from Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad who is hugely pleased with the current on water situation. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Last day drag race to Sanya By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 11:58 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race. The northerly drag race continues, with the stable light wind forecast to drop slightly. The boats have all remained in position, if anything cementing their places with gaps between them increasing slightly through the night. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Australia Day onboard Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 11:44 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Stacey Jackson is very excited about today. No, it’s not because today is the final full day at sea. And it’s not because we’ve finished our ‘Great Vietnamese Tack-Off.’ Nope, Stacey Jackson is very excited because it’s Australia Day. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Tense onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing By Matt Knighton, , 11:34 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Sailing in a straight line was never supposed to be as tense as this. We’ve been pointing at Sanya for almost a day now and fortunately, Alvimedica, MAPFRE, and Brunel far enough back to not be in AIS range anymore. The problem is they’re not in AIS range anymore. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Dongfeng Race Team pushing hard! By Jack Bouttell, , 11:29 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - After what can only be described as a frustrating few days of wind and current conditions in the Malacca Strait, the shipping lanes we had to pass were a bit more entertaining as it was upwind which meant some tacking. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:58 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015
Tune in here to see the finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race in Sanya. Will sailing history be made? Can Dongfeng become the first Chinese flagged yacht to win a Leg in a Round the World Race? ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng set to create a piece of sailing history By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:19 AM Mon 26 Jan 2015
The Chinese entry Dong looks set to create sailing sailing history when she finishes first on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Sanya in two days time. Includes video Currently Dongfeng is 250 nm to the finish line in Sanya and the chasing pack with ADOR ahead in second place 55+ nm behind the Chinese team. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Can Dongfeng still hang on for a Sanya win?? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:13 PM Sun 25 Jan 2015
When race leader Dongfeng rounded Singapore 60+ nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack, it looked like the final 1200 miles of Leg three would be a procession but over the last day, the Volvo Ocean race leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya China appears to have tightened incredibly. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 500 miles to go By Dongfeng Race Team, , 11:56 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015
The world is watching. Can Dongfeng Race Team hold onto their 57 nautical miles lead to China for what will essentially be the ultimate home victory? Or will another team get desperate and make a bold decision that could cost Dongfeng their win? ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Hands like coal shovels By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 6:50 AM Sat 24 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race - A team is as strong as its weakest link. Fortunately, Jens Dolmer is the key shackle in the yellow Brunel chain. Some say he fights bears with his bare hands; all we know is that this sailor is a real tower of strength. He tosses around a bag weighing 25 kilos as if it’s his daughter’s school satchel. But there’s a lot more to this tall Dane than just brute force. ...[more]


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