IWC’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team Retires from first Leg of Volvo Ocean Race

Date — 14 November, 2011

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The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team has made a strategic decision to retire their boat, Azzam, from the first of nine legs in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Ian Walker, Azzam’s Champion-skipper, who took this tough yet wise decision. An Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing spokesperson commented: “Despite the heroics performed by the shore crew in getting our yacht Azzam re-masted after it was damaged last week amidst high seas and strong winds, the team believes that the estimated arrival time in Cape Town would be counter-productive for its preparations for Leg 2, especially given the almost windless prevailing weather conditions in the Mediterranean. Azzam is now headed towards Lisbon, Portugal, and will then be shipped to Cape Town- to arrive around November 28, where Ian Walker and the crew will re-join the race.

All of us here at IWC Schaffhausen have full confidence and faith in Ian and the entire crew, and we look forward to the moment when they will rejoin the race and other teams in just a few weeks.

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