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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

We're back and more determined to win than ever!

In the last edition, our double Olympic silver medallist skipper Ian Walker led an international crew including UAE Olympic sailor Adil Khalid to three in-port race wins and a stunning victory in the transatlantic seventh leg from Miami to Lisbon.

Ultimately though Walker’s crew couldn’t recover the points lost when a broken mast on the very first night of the race forced them out of the opening leg. Despite battling to the very last mile, they reluctantly had to settle for fifth overall.

Now for the 2014-15 race Walker has handpicked seven of the world’s best ocean racing sailors to help him write a new page in Abu Dhabi’s long and illustrious maritime history by bringing the Volvo Ocean Race trophy to the United Arab Emirates for the first time.

The lineup Walker has chosen to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with him on his latest lap of the world’s oceans features six Volvo Ocean Race veterans with over 20 races between them and a highly talented newcomer.

After making history last time as the first ever Emirati to complete the race, Adil Khalid returns to the ADOR crew with the goal of becoming the first UAE sailor to lift the Volvo Ocean Race trophy.