Dongfeng Race Team

Charles Caudrelier's Chinese-backed campaign was the surprise package of 2014-15, claiming a podium finish and winning an historic homecoming leg into Sanya. In 2017-18, they return for a second consecutive race with more experience and an even greater motivation – to lift the Volvo Ocean Race trophy for the first time in China's history.

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Dongfeng Race Team are back for a second shot at the Volvo Ocean Race under inspirational French skipper Charles Caudrelier, after far exceeding expectations with a podium finish in 2014-15.

This time, the team is 100% backed by Dongfeng Motor Corporation, the Chinese motor manufacturer headquartered in the Hubei province city of Wuhan – and is once again committed to developing the sport of offshore sailing in China.

Caudrelier’s mixed crew will again include Chinese sailors – and the French skipper has boosted his squad with world-class offshore ocean racers from around the globe.

Having won hearts and minds worldwide in 2014-15 with their open and innovative approach to storytelling, Dongfeng are looking to go better – and win the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time in China’s history.


Sailing squad

Shore crew

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