• 01-AUG-2017

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.

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

This time, the team is 100% backed by Dongfeng Motor Corporation, the Chinese motor manufacturer headquartered in the Hubei province city of Wuhan.

The team are committed to developing the sport of offshore sailing in China and once again Caudrelier’s crew will include Chinese sailors plus world class offshore ocean racing sailors from France and elsewhere.

Success on the water, plus an open and innovative approach to storytelling, provided a major boost to the Dongfeng brand in 2014-15, with the team generating the highest measured media value from the race.