Vic­tory on the High Seas

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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...

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