Victory on the High Seas
The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team emerged triumphant in the 2014–2015 Volvo Ocean Race, claiming overall victory in the grueling competition that encompassed close to 72,000 kilometers across 11 ports in 11 countries. Under the solid leadership of Olympic medalist, skipper Ian Walker, the IWC-sponsored ADOR team contended with six others in an epic ocean race around the world that began in the Spanish town of Alicante and culminated in Gothenburg, Sweden.
On top of being the overall winner, ADOR also won the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series, while crew photographer Matt Knighton received the Inmarsat Onboard Reporter Award for his work throughout the race. IWC, who also served as race partner and official timekeeper to the Volvo Ocean Race Series, waited patiently alongside eager fans and family in the finish line in Gothenburg, and proudly presented the team with the IWC 24-Hour Speed Record Challenge prize, and each member of the crew a Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer,” a watch created especially for this race.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Skipper Ian Walker with his crew relishing their hardearned win; Crew photographer Matt Knighton accepts the Inmarsat Onboard Reporter Award; The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team get a hero’s welcome at the finish line in Gothenburg; The...