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One more award for ADOR team

One more award for ADOR team

ADOR skipper Ian Walker said the record-breaking trophy haul was a testimony to the dedication and professionalism that “runs the length and breadth of the entire ADOR squad”.



Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 4:18 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:12 PM

Abu Dhabi — The Volvo Ocean Race-winning team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) is celebrating after winning once more at a glittering final awards night ceremony in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday night.
In addition to winning all three of the 40-year old race’s three major titles: overall winner; 24-hour speed record and the In-Port Race Series (IPRS), the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority-backed team also scooped the On Board Reporter prize.

ADOR skipper Ian Walker said the record-breaking trophy haul was a testimony to the dedication and professionalism that “runs the length and breadth of the entire ADOR squad”.

“It’s the perfect way to round off what has been a fabulous around-the-world adventure,” Walker said. “I can’t say enough about how superbly every single member of our squad — on and off the yacht — has performed and they should all be very proud of what we have achieved.”

A breakneck run through the Southern Ocean from the Abu Dhabi yacht immediately prior to rounding Cape Horn earned the Azzam crew the IWC Schaffhausen 24-hour Speed Record Challenge for the greatest distance sailed in 24-hours.

ADOR secured the overall title with a leg to spare after establishing an unassailable points advantage at the end of the penultimate leg from Lisbon to France and closed out the IPRS with a sixth place in the final heat in Gothenburg on Saturday.


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