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Refit Completed On Dongfeng’s VOR Challenger

17th January 2017
Dongfeng Race Team’s refitted Volvo Ocean 65 leaves the workshop in its new livery Dongfeng Race Team’s refitted Volvo Ocean 65 leaves the workshop in its new livery Credit: Amalia Infante/Volvo Ocean Race

#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team’s Volvo Ocean 65 is the first boat to emerge from its refit process ahead of this year’s Volvo Ocean Race.

The VOR website has details of the boat’s €1 million overhaul at Lisbon’s Boatyard, which has seen more than 500 items on board either augmented or upgraded.

Due for launch today (Tuesday 17 January), the boat must first undergo a rigorous commissioning and calibration regime to optimise its new electronics, deck gear and rigging before it can set sail with skipper Charles Caudrelier and crew on board for their first training sessions.

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MacDara Conroy

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