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Team Suppliers

Meet the companies helping Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing push for podium honours.

Al Masaood Marine - Marine Services Supplier

Al Masaood Marine is the GCC’s leading 'one-stop' marine luxury retailer with world-renowned brands that are benchmarks in innovation for unique experiences on or under the water. With a complete range of fishing, diving, PWCs, wakeboards, kayaks, sailing, marinas, docks, engines, boat equipment, marine fabrics, paints and adhesives as well as boat care products.

All equipment is maintained by trained and highly skilled technicians with a complete range of genuine spare parts. Visit Al Masaood showrooms on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and Yas Island or Salam Street in Abu Dhabi. Further information: or +9712 642 4222

Marlow Ropes - Rope Supplier

Marlow Ropes looks to the future with innovation and development backed by a reputation for quality and technical prowess. Marlow specialises in the design and manufacture of technically innovative rope products using the very latest hi-tech and exotic man-made fibres.

Henri Lloyd

Specialist marine clothing, footwear and accessories brand Henri Lloyd, has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing as their official clothing supplier for the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race, an event where we have supplied crews for several decades.

The key to successful sailing gear is to offer protection that maximises the wearer's comfort and performance in the varied conditions experienced on the different legs of the race. Henri Lloyd’s aim is to ensure every crew member has the specific clothing requirements to enhance their performance during this gruelling race.

The team will be kitted out in the Henri Lloyd Ocean Pro range; constructed using GORE-TEX® Pro Shell with OCEAN TECHNOLOGY, they have all the qualities you’d expect for extreme ocean sailing, while the next to skin and mid layer clothing play an equally important role to ensure the crews long term comfort and performance as well as UV protection.


Established in 1971, Trading Enterprises is the sole distributor for Volvo, Chrysler, RAM and Dodge vehicles in the UAE and Jeep in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

Competing in the UAE's American and European automotive marketplace, the company is supported by a network of modern showrooms, workshops and parts outlets across the UAE, with sales and after-sales operations in most emirates.

Firmly established in the UAE, Volvo cars are now competing with the very best in the marketplace. Volvo, whilst retaining its enviable reputation for safety, has one of the most luxurious refined model ranges available. In addition, sales of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & RAM vehicles are growing and the next few years see many more additions to the ‘Style, Power and Performance’ range.

Rayhaan Khalidiya Palace

Cast away in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana Abu Dhabi is the first Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts branded property to open in the UAE capital. The 5-star hotel has 443 splendid rooms and suites with contemporary design complementing modern Arabian culture, in an alcohol-free environment.

The hotel is a stone throw’s from the sweeping Corniche – the lifeblood of the UAE capital – and only a short walk to Abu Dhabi’s Race Village, the focal point of the city’s hosting of the Volvo Ocean Race from New Year 2012.


The market-leader in all-purpose, portable gear protection products designed for use in challenging outdoor environments. SealLine brand bags, cases, packs, duffles and accessories provide durable, long-lasting gear protection for most any outdoor adventure. The majority of SealLine brand products are made in the Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit


Unmatched versatility, quality and performance define the Platypus brand collection of BPA- and phthalate-free bottles, hands-free hydration systems, water carriers, insulators, accessories, plus weatherproof hydration packs and a pump-free, fast-flow gravity water filter system compatible with Platypus hydration components. The majority of Platypus products are made in the Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information on Platypus products, visit


Dubarry’s reputation for designing and crafting some of the world’s finest performance sailing boots is legendary. It began with the classic Shamrock, our award-winning original sailing boot. Then came Ultima and Newport, each loved and respected by sailors across the globe. And now, we have taken high-performance to another level with Crosshaven, a thermally-lined, fixed gaiter boot with ExtraFitTM features. Visit for further details.


The world’s top of the range sports eyewear for 26 years

Founded in Treviso in 1985 by the creative genius of Rudy Barbazza with the aim of improving the performances of athletes the world over, Rudy Project has been the leader in Europe in the sports and eyewear sector for 25 years. This success is the result of constant investment in the development of new materials and technologies for lenses and frames, a special vocation to qualitative excellence and a well-conceived and targeted marketing and communication strategy.

Technical sunglasses, bicycle helmets, wraparound glasses, but also sport accessories for brand extension - watches, clothing and bags, the range now comprises more than 5,000 articles. The standout collection is the exclusive prescription range of sunglasses/glasses lenses, ideal for the most demanding sportspeople in need of optical correction. The innovations from Rudy Project are guaranteed top of the range. Visit us at

Exposure Marine

Exposure Marine lights combine the latest LED technology, with precision engineering and cutting edge design creating a range of multi-utility, maritime specific torches with unrivalled output and versatility. All aspects from development through to manufacturing are carried out in our UK facilities giving us an ability to operate at the forefront of LED technology whilst maintaining the highest quality. This has allowed us to work closely with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in developing our ‘Pro Series’ of lights. For more information on the Exposure Marine range, visit


Sharx utilise the latest foot-friendly, moulded EVA technology to make them extra-light and super-strong, coupled with unprecedented comfort. Not only do they look good, but, you’ll be wearing the latest in high-tech, high-performance, active footwear designed to handle the most challenging sailing conditions.