(May 6, 2015; Day 18) – For Volvo Ocean Race leader, Dongfeng’s hopes and dreams are resting on the Chinese team trying to stay ahead of their main adversary, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, to arrive first in Newport. But like all hopes and dreams, they don’t come easy.
“The last 24 hours of this leg are going to be a nightmare,” says skipper Charles Caudrelier. “It’s going to be very difficult to stay ahead of the other boats”
Just over a hundred excruciating miles to go, the fleet are expected in tonight at some point. Over the last 24 hours, Dongfeng has had a whole mix of conditions – from light downwind sailing, to some strong gusty conditions of up to 30…
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