12:08PM Tuesday 1 April 2014

Change of plan for Dongfeng


Charles Caudrelier and his crew on board the Volvo Ocean 65 Dongfeng are now heading for Hong Kong as forecasted weather scuppers their plan to complete the training leg to Auckland, New Zealand.

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The City of Sails will again play host to sailing's greatest adventure after winning selection as a Host Port for both the 12th edition of the Race in 2014-15 and the 13th edition in 2016-17.


Auckland, a world renowned sailing capital, returned to the race route for the first time in 10 years in 2011-12 and staged a spectacular stopover at Auckland Viaduct, with spectators packing the Race Village and Waitemata Harbour.


"Sailing into Auckland after a 10-year gap felt like the Race was coming home," said Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad.