** “Abu Dhabi team” exceeds the challenges and leads the “Ocean Volvo”
Abu Dhabi Ocean team has succeeded, in which it represents the capital of the United Arab Emirates in competitions of Volvo race, to strengthen its position in leading the highest ranks in last year record, which recording seven points, to replace it in the first place after passing the fifth between New Zealand and Brazil stage in this epic race around the world.
The team has succeeded while being supported by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture, led by skipper Ian Walker winning the Olympic silver medal twice, in crossing the finish line in the Brazilian port of Italy on 5th April 2015, after sailing non-stop in the ocean for 18 days.
Additionally, the team has set a new record on the accelerometer in the current session of the race, which benefited from the wind and wave’s speed that passed over 550.82 nautical miles in just 24 hours.
The of Abu Dhabi Ocean fifth stage has began peaking the overall race with the Chinese team “ Dong Fang “ who crashed the top section of the mast yacht in the twelfth day , which forced the crew to divert the yacht towards Ushuaia port Argentine to come out in the end of the competition phase .
His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture states,(following up this stage of the Volvo Ocean Race is interesting in fact , it was filled since the beginning of the most difficult climatic conditions on earth, and “Azzam” was able to overcome very ably , and I’m very proud of Abu Dhabi oceanic team that represented a well presentation of our beloved Emirates. his highness as well added a new milestone in its content reflects the highest level of dedication and outstanding performance).
On same level Faisal Sheikh Events Manager’s office in Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture, declared, that Abu Dhabi team reaching for the highest rank in Volvo Ocean Race is an a global achievement which did not come from a vacuum, but rather represents an inevitable consequence of the efforts that have been made by those in charge of the team, especially since the preparation period before the start of the race was more than wonderful, and came to observance with the event, because the sailors to experience similar to the atmosphere completely to those followed by the race was very useful. He adds, certainly the Abu Dhabi Authority of Tourism and Culture seeks to exploit this global event to promote the features of the United Arab Emirates capital, using advantage of the successive victories of the yacht of “Azzam”.