Dongfeng Race Team makes history, claims leg 3 of Volvo Ocean Race
On January 27th, 2015, six boats of the Volvo Ocean Race sprinting from Abu Dhabi blazed into Sanya, the fourth port of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.
January 27, 2015. Dongfeng Race Team arrives to Sanya in first position, leader of Leg 3 after 23 days of sailing.
The Sanya stopover was alive yesterday and the place was packed to the brim with local visitors and media.
January 27, 2015. Dongfeng Race Team arrives to Sanya in first position, leader of Leg 3 after 23 days of sailing. The team is welcomed in the pontoon.
Dongfeng Race Team is celebrating on the stage.
Massive flocks of cheering onlookers, fans, crews’ families and on-shore teams at the race Destination Village on the Sanya Serenity Marina watched the yachts arrive as the Dongfeng Race Team secured its third stage victory in the Volvo Ocean Race.
Dongfeng has shown itself to be a real contender from the outset of the 12th edition, finishing as narrow runners-up in the opening two legs following the race start on Oct. 4.
The win in Sanya, with over 45 nautical miles to spare from the rest of the fleet, leaves Caudrelier’s eight-strong crew at the top of the overall leader board on five points with six legs still to complete.
January 27, 2015. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing arrives in Sanya in second position after 23 days of sailing.
January 27, 2015. Team Alvimedica arrives in Sanya in third position, after 23 days of sailing.
Abu Dhabi finished second and U.S.-based Team Alvimedica was third.
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet arrived in the city with a true tropical welcome. Traditional lion dancers performed to the beat of drums and gongs as the crew members came ashore and girls in traditional dress showered the crew with confetti.
The awesome Volvo Ocean Race fleet will stay in Sanya until February 8th when it sails for Auckland in New Zealand. Until it leaves the Destination Village at Sanya Serenity Marina – which covers a land area of 35,000 square meters and packed with entertainment, hospitality and sailing opportunities – is open everyday during the period.
SOURCE: WOS Team