Abu Dhabi's state-of-the-art racing yacht, Azzam, sets sail in style as it readies to chart a historic course for Volvo Ocean Race glory.

Azzam, meaning ‘determination,’ will carry the 11-strong Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew, and the hopes of a nation, across some of the world’s most treacherous seas in this ‘Everest of Sailing’.

"Azzam reflects our determination to deliver an outstanding performance in this race and to strive as best as possible for a podium place. It also reflects the fortitude shown by the pearl divers and traders who shaped our ancient maritime heritage."

HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Team Principal, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.