Date — 17 October, 2011
Meet Azzam, the IWC Volvo Ocean Race’s team ticket to victory.
Our boat, designed by USA’s Farr Yacht Design and built by Persico S.p.A in Italy, is one of the most sophisticated boats ever constructed. It is the culmination of more than 7,000 design and 45,000 building hours. More than 20 people worked on Azzam’s design, considering more than 75 hull shapes, and over 100 drawings and models.
Azzam, the Arabic word for "determined" - symbolizes our sailors' state of mind at the start of this race
Azzam will be crewed by the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, the most intercontinental team ever assembled for the Volvo Ocean Race. Meet the IWC’s Volvo Ocean Race Team >>
The boat boasts spectacular features, including:
As Azzam departs from Alicante on its nine month journey, we can feel confident that it has every technical advantage to sail to glory.