Home > Events > The Pioneer Talks: Charles Caudrelier, French skipper, Dongfeng Race Team
Thursday 25 January 2018. 6:45pm -
Thursday 25 January 2018. 9:00pm
Members: HKD 350
Non-Members: HKD 450

Charles Caudrelier, French skipper on Dongfeng Race Team boat - Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is the leading off-shore sailing race and is considered one of the toughest sport competitions in the world. The race is an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour.
The challenge of this race is to record the fastest time between ports. This means new levels of pride for the sailors and great recognition for their vessel. The seven boats in competition are completely identical so the competition is considered one of strategy and crew performance rather than design. During the Race the crews experience life at the extreme, trusting their lives to the boat and the skipper while experiencing hunger and sleep deprivation.

For the first time in the race’s 43-year history, The Volvo Ocean Race is coming to Hong Kong. The French Chamber is pleased to welcome Charles Caudrelier, the French skipper of Dongfeng Race Team for a conversation followed by a cocktail.

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet this inspiring leader and hear first-hand about how he deals with the emotional and physical strains of bringing his crew to the finish line in one of the most demanding races in the world. We’ll also learn more about how the team prepares for the race and what the effect has been of partnering with a Chinese sponsor.

Conversation with Charles Caudrelier @7.15pm
Limited seats are available. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Registration Policy
* An online registration is a confirmed booking.
* Cancellation must be notified at least 3 days before the event, otherwise no refund will be done.
* For non members, no show will be charged unless the event is cancelled by the organiser. 
* No show penalties of HK$350 and HK$450 will be applied to members and non-members if they do not attend the event (without the required three days prior notification of cancellation). 
* When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Fei Shang at fei.shang@fccihk.com

Location Info

Volvo Ocean Race Village, Kai Tak Runway Park