Lorient, France (June 11, 2015) – Despite the smiles on the crew’s faces, hearts sunk as the team arrived last into Lorient this morning. Early on Leg 8 from Lisbon, Dongfeng Race Team made a mistake, a small mistake that would cost them a shot at the Volvo Ocean Race overall title and put their podium position at risk.
They say that a bad leg isn’t so bad if you know where you went wrong and maybe the crew will take comfort in that, but for now it’s up to Charles and the team to embrace the pain that comes with losing this chance and shift their focus to what has become an intense battle between four boats for two podium positions.
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