The Volvo Ocean Race records its strongest ever public engagement as more commercial partners, arm chair sailors and human endeavour junkies embrace one of the greatest ever sailing adventure races. http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/9157_Record-numbers.html
Dongfeng Race Team finish a remarkable 3rd overall in the 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. This has been an amazing project that commenced without any expectations yet proved to be a front runner and real chance to win this ocean classic in the very first attempt. A great OC Sport project aligned with its Chinese sponsors and sailors. It has been a pleasure to have played a supporting role through Molokai Group Limited with Nick Moloney.
Molokai appoints Hong Kong-based marketing, communications and branding agency Neap Limited to manage the promotion of Molokai’s international athletes. As part of the partnership, Neap is working with Molokai to identify brands who want to expand their reach through the medium of water sports, elite athlete relationships and aligned objectives.
DongFeng Race Team are currently battling to stay in contention to win the Volvo Ocean Race after suffering a broken mast in the Southern Pacific Ocean en-route to Cape Horn. A contingency plan is currently underway with the boat and a replacement mast heading to the host venue port of Itajai Brazil. Updates via DongFeng Race Team
Team Molokai / Dongfeng achieve a credible second place finish in the IP Global TriChallenge 2014. Set in the rural region of Sai Kung, Hong Kong on a perfect autumn day 13 teams battled it out in this inaugural adventure race in support of disaster relief charity ShelterBox. Congratulations Nick Moloney, Kit Cheng, Kong Chencheng and Leo (Liu Ming).
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Having just returned from the Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul, Turkey, Nick has a few days in Hong Kong before heading back to Europe to assist the DongFeng Race Team in final preparations for the Volvo Ocean Race which starts in Alicante on the 11th of October. This is a race that is dear to Nick’s heart having competed in the Around the World classic adventure/yacht race in 1997-98. The project incentive for Dongfeng Race Team is to enter a full Chinese team in the race in 4 years time.
Zeb Walsh finishes second to Lockwood Holmes in the 2014 Catalina Classic in a ‘neck and neck’ battle which lasted almost 6 hours. The 32 mile course from Catalina Island to the Manhattan Beach Pier USA, by all reports this year, was brutal! With Lockwood and Zeb pushing each other from the start, they both broke the course race record and reduced any previous recorded elapsed time for the passage route… amazing effort by both watermen
Nick Moloney heads to the UK this week for round 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff 22nd-25th of August www.extremesailingseries.com