VIDEO: The Story of Dongfeng Race Team
Published on September 15th, 2015
Published on Sep 15, 2015
The mission at the start was never about winning the Volvo Ocean Race outright – but two leg wins, and third overall meant that Dongfeng Race Team came closer then they ever expected when they set sail over a year ago. This video is their story. It shows the genuine struggle of the team to prove themselves and it shows how, as the race unfolded, the ‘underdogs’ quickly demonstrated their potential against the other professional crews and, more importantly, their determination…
There were ecstatic highs and unfair lows. Hardly race favourites, from day one this Chinese campaign faced adversity and sometimes it was draining, both physically and emotionally. It’s a given that if Dongfeng Race Team had a dollar for every tear, drop of sweat and laughter over the last nine months, they would be millionaires today. This video will take you through it all.
Winning comes in many forms, Dongfeng Race Team didn’t take the trophy home but does that mean they didn’t win? Maybe they didn’t win the Volvo Ocean Race but they won their own challenge.