WUHAN, China, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 7, 2016, Dongfeng Motor Corporation officially announced exclusive title sponsorship for the Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 , one of the world's top sailing events. It is the second time for Dongfeng to participate in this competition as the only Chinese entry.
During the press conference, French sailor Charles Caudrelier-- who led the team to the third place in the 2014-15 race --was againappointed skipper of Dongfeng race team , saying, "It is a great honor to be the skipper of the Dongfeng team again." Mr. Caudrelier went on to say he expected a new record in the new edition. Su Ke, executive secretary of the Chinese Yachting Association, said , " The Dongfeng Race Team has made a positive contribution to Chinese ocean sailing; we hope that in the new edition , the team will train more Chinese ocean sailors."