By Ed Gorman
The Volvo Ocean Race is a long business, going on in the background of our lives for eight months. During that time the sailors involved, especially the skippers, are ever-more-deeply immersed in the battle of wills that the Volvo inevitably becomes.
At one level it is a yacht race, a war of boatspeed, race tactics and weather strategy in identical boats. At another it is a game of pressure, of mental toughness and trying to impose a psychological as well as a performance superiority on your rivals.
Charles Caudrelier, the skipper of the Dongfeng Race Team, has been thinking a lot about this as he enjoys a few days well-earned rest after winning …
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