Victorious Abu Dhabi ocean racing arrives in Gothenburg

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Victorious Abu Dhabi ocean racing arrives in Gothenburg

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Volvo Ocean Race-winning team – has finished the ninth and final leg of the gruelling round the world competition with a fifth place finish in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi)-backed team was assured of victory irrespective the Leg 9 result and will be crowned Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 champions on Saturday at the Life At The Extreme Awards ceremony in Gothenburg. The victory makes two-time Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker the first British skipper to win the highly coveted Volvo Ocean Race trophy – an achievement that comes on his third attempt. “I said before the start of this race I was confident, but there’s a hundred ways to lose this race and only one way to win it,” said an emotional Walker as he crossed the line in Gothenburg. “Olympic medals are special but this victory is extra-special with Abu Dhabi behind us and with such a great team on Azzam” “This is my second Abu Dhabi campaign and I am grateful for our backers at Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority for their unwavering support and encouragement.”

 

 

 

Source = Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
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