Dongfeng Race Team victory and Chinese sailors
03 Jul 2018
The Hague, Netherlands
Horace: We barely had any rest in the last three days of our last leg. We had two meals the whole time. Everyone was working so hard and so focus to push it harder and faster. No matter if we are leading or falling behind, we did not give up our faith.
Black: As we know, the top three boats have the same score the one who wins the last battle will take the trophy. Perhaps we really want to win this leg, but we will have to take this huge pressure. Winning this leg, winning this race and making this record, we are truly happy.
Horace: When we were arriving at the finish line, we had such a relief. Everyone cried, we had the tears of joy. We made a record, in the first win as a Chinese team in Volvo Ocean Race’s history. Still now I think about it I couldn’t believe myself. But I am sure we had the abilities to win.
Black: I think Horace is a hardworking sailor, he works as a bowman, I work as a pitman. When there are huge waves, he is always taking it on forward.
Horace: I am very happy to work with Black, Wolf and Liu Ming and Kong Chengcheng,
I enjoy working with them day by day, side by side. Every day is one day less for the team to spend with each other. I treasure the time I had with the team. I hope our actions can raise awareness and inspire more people learn sailing sport, so we can one day make a full Chinese team. We have a great future.
Black: We work together!
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