Dongfeng Race Team, has registered into the VolvoOceanRace 2017-2018 as 2nd team, after the new Team AkzoNobel.
Dongfeng a New Team during the previous VOR version, performed remarkable well, by taking the 3rd place in the Overall End Ranking. Under the skipper, Charles Caudrelier, they sailed often different strategy that brought their surprise success in the VOR 2014-15. Had they not suffered a demasting, Dongfeng could possible have ended higher up.
With 11 Month to go till the Start on 22 October 2017 in Alicante, there are now 2 Boats confirmed; still 5 less than in previous VOR. Lets hope that more Boats has started their preparations and on the point of confirmation.
VOR is now sailing the OneDesign VO65 Boat, of which 7 were build before and sailed before. One More Boat is under construction and ready before next VOR, but would this also bring us a "8 Boat" race?; lets hope for.