Friday, July 10, 2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) Crew visits IWC Schaffhausen boutique in Abu Dhabi

Following their recent win at the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race, Azzam Skipper Ian Walker and his crew Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) paid a visit to the IWC Schaffhausen boutique in The Galleria on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. The IWC-sponsored crew of the racing yacht, Azzam (Arabic for “determination”), lifted the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15 trophy as champions in the final stopover in Gothenburg, Sweden. Walker and his team celebrated their victory during their visit to the city.
After almost 72,000 kilometres, IWC-sponsored ADOR, led by Skipper and two-time Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, emerged as the victor in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15. As Race Partner and Official Timekeeper, the Swiss watch manufacturer celebrated the overall victory with ADOR in Gothenburg, Sweden, where they also awarded the team the IWC 24-Hour Speed Record Challenge prize. Moreover, ADOR won the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15 In-Port Race Series, while the crew’s on-board reporter, Matt Knighton, received the Inmarsat Onboard Reporter Award for his journalistic work during the race.

The team triumphed with a total of 24 points after finishing fifth in the ninth and final leg of the 38,739-nautical-mile, nine-month race. ADOR secured a top-three podium place in all but two of the legs and came first in two of them.

IWC Boutique The Dubai Mall
Ground Level, Grand Atrium
P.O. BOX 33269, Dubai, UAE
Tel. +971 4 339 8111
Fax +971 4 339 8112

IWC Boutique The Galleria
Level1, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel. +971 2 622 7820
Fax +971 2 622 7834

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