France’s Caudrelier gets Chinese backing for Volvo Ocean Race

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French sailor Charles Caudrelier will again lead a Chinese-backed campaign in the Volvo Ocean Race starting next year after Dongfeng Motor Group confirmed on Monday its return as a full team sponsor.

Caudrelier, 42, skippered the Dongfeng team to third place overall in the last edition of the round-the-world race in 2014-15.

“Our dream is to win the race and we have a great chance. This time, we’re not starting a project from scratch and I have time, funding, and a team that is already used to working together, and trusting each other," said Caudrelier.

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