16 December 2013

Dongfeng taken for a test-drive (video), Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

Dongfeng taken for a test-drive (video), Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
Dongfeng Race Team's brand new Volvo Ocean 65 racing boat came through an ocean test-drive with flying colours. Our own Rick Deppe was on-board to see the boat's innovative features put to the test in the English Solent.

Volvo Ocean Race | Dongfeng taken for a test-drive: "We went aboard Dongfeng Race Team´s brand new Volvo Ocean 65 to check out some of the boat´s new features being put to the test in the English Solent. Deppe was there to finally get his hands on the wheel and run his expert eye over one of the world´s most advanced racing boats..."

America's Cup: An old soldier offers advice
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
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America's Cup: Dean Barker reflects on the 34th America's Cup
Sail World
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France plan shot at next America's Cup
Auckland stuff.co.nz
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America's Cup: Jimmy Spithill on the 34th Match and more
Sail World
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McKay family clean up in Tasmania's MacIntyre Cup Regatta for Mirrors
Sail World
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Volvo Ocean Race - Selection trials begin for Team Dongfeng
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