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JULBO official supplier of Dongfeng Race Team
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The Volvo Ocean Race, set to be tougher than ever in 2014-2015, is one of the world’s most exciting and demanding ocean races. This 12th edition of the race will start in October 2014 from Alicante, Spain and then continue on a nine-leg race around the world, covering over 38,000 nautical miles with stopovers in Cape Town (SA), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Sanya (China), Auckland (NZ), Itajai (BZ), Newport (US), Lisbon (P), Lorient (FR), Hague (Netherlands), and last but not least, the home town of the Volvo Ocean Race, Gothenburg (SW).
Dongfeng Race Team is one of seven teams that will race around the world in the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race alongside: Team SCA, Team Vestas Wind, Team Mapfre, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Team Alvimedica. Dongfeng Race Team will be skippered by Frenchman, Charles Caudrelier, famous for winning the last Volvo Ocean Race in 2012 with Groupama Sailing Team’s skipper, Franck Cammas. This team will make history by becoming the first team in the 40 years of history of the Volvo Ocean Race to sail with multiple Chinese sailors onboard.
The sailors will be wearing sunglasses from Julbo’s Nautic range: technical frames suitable for all water sports and especially for ocean racing. Equipped with Octopus lenses, photochromic and polarizing, they offer a clear view to the horizon in every type of weather. Available with corrective lenses as in the case of Charles Caudrelier through Julbo’s RX Trem program, the Chinese Team will be more than ready to withstand some of the toughest sea conditions.
Julbo pursues its international development that started with the sponsorship of Guo Chuan, the first Chinese to have successfully completed a non-stop solo yacht race around the world. Julbo is now sponsoring Dongfeng Race Team as great opportunity to highlight its image in the sailing world as well as increase its presence worldwide, particularly in China, a country with strong potential for the brand.