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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 - Live video 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]


Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 6:02 AM Sat 24 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - With a solid 17-20 knots from the north east, reducing the possibility of a distance sapping park up, the likehood of the Leg three leader the Chinese boat Dongfeng getting the gun in Sanya just 640 nautical miles ahead continues to strengthen. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew By Sail-World, , 8:40 PM Fri 23 Jan 2015
On 2nd January 2015, Team Vestas Wind announced that skipper Chris Nicholson had been tasked to review the team during the month of January. The objective is to ensure the right team for the come back to the race, which is now, for this team, of a different nature than the scheduled original route from Alicante to Gothenburg. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction By Jane Eagleson, , 8:10 AM Fri 23 Jan 2015
Children’s heart health continues to benefit from Team Alvimedica’s online auction now underway for two unique experiences during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover here. The Chinese Agape Foundation Inc. will be the recipient of funds raised for these unique team experiences in Sanya, the next stopover port of the global ocean race. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng​ Race Team suffer​ damage By Dongfeng Race Team, , 10:54 PM Thu 22 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 update from Dongfeng Race Team: All hands on deck as Chinese crew suffer damage to their boat as the tack line of an important sail (J1) broke suddenly sending the 132 m² sail shooting up the forestay in a matter of seconds. The team have managed to set up a temporary replacement but the reality is, this is a rude awakening of how far away the finish line is. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 8:00 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - The nightmares of the Malacca Straits behind them, leg three leaders Dongfeng Race Team have now well and truly entered the South China Sea, clearing Singapore without too many problems on the way to Sanya. China, a little over 1000 miles away. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Team Brunel on the Malacca motorway By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 4:05 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Team Brunel: There we sit in our little bright yellow bus! The Malacca motorway is packed with traffic. A sweating Bouwe Bekking sits at the wheel, with Andrew Cape in the co-driver’s seat. Time and again, he tries to tell Bekking which lane he should be taking. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Jack Bouttell onboard Dongfeng By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 3:45 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Artemis Offshore Academy Alumni sailor Jack Bouttell: Jack is currently on route to Sanya, China with Dongfeng Race Team. At just 24 years old, Jack is the first British skipper to have won to coveted Rookie division in the 2000nm solo Solitaire du Figaro race, has two Solitaire du Figaro assaults and a RORC Transatlantic Race win under his belt ...[more]


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