Volvo Ocean Race - Boat Dongfeng is the last to arrive in Itajaí (SC) and now race against time to install new mast for the next start in a week. Chinese sailor dreams of watching football games, as a fan of Kaka and Ronaldo
The Dongfeng Race Team boat
that left the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race
by breaking the mast, arrived in Itajaí (SC) in the early morning hours of Monday (13). The ship undergoes structural evaluation in the yard and experts already working to put the new part, which is the basis from Sunday (12). The process should last at least three days and the goal of the Chinese is part of the in-port race. - Call In-port Race, scheduled for next Saturday Only a sailor were on the boat that motor transport from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Brazil. Team Party won a rest after the break. But who was had time to think and gain experience. One of them was the Chinese Liu Xue, known as Black. 'We were sailing days to arrive in Brazil.
A period of reflection on what happened and what is to come. Finally arrived and now we will focus on the sixth stage '.
Fan of Brazilian football, the Chinese Black did not fail to praise the new country that had just landed for the first time. 'I love Brazil. I always saw on TV his football and much like Kaka and Ronaldo, "said the Chinese with a generous glass of caipirinha in hand. Curiosity Despite being a Chinese boat, the team is led by the French Charles Caudrelier.
Champion last season with Groupama 4, the sailor lived the same mast break situation in step to Itajaí. The story of three years ago ended with the title. Now the reality, he said, is another.'The Abu Dhabi opened a lead of eight points and the story this season is different. Hardly we will get them.Our job is to get ready for the start - I know it will give time for that - and support the second. A few points separate us and we fall to fifth place, "said the Frenchman. 'I'm happy for the work of our ground crew. The breaking of the mast was a hard time for our team. Now is to keep the concentration as in the other steps. "
On the way to Brazil, already with the engine running, the boat was led by Captain Graham Tourell. The sailor does not compete between steps and is only triggered in cases like this Abu Dhabi Ocean RaceClassification
-. 9 points lost Dongfeng Race Team - 16 points lost Brunel Team - 18 points lost MAPFRE - 18 points lost Alvmedica Team - 19 points lost Team SCA - 29 points lost