Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team won the 2014-15 Volvo Around-the-World Ocean Race

SDC11703Considered the world’s toughest sailing race, Azzam (Arabic for ‘determination’) crossed the finish line in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 11 June after covering approximately 39,000 miles that required nearly 9 exhausting months to complete. The race began in Alicante, Spain, on 4 October and included stops in 11 ports. The 7 international teams, each carrying a standard crew of 9, competed on 65 foot, ultra-fast, one-design, state-of-the-art sailboats.

Congratulations to the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team! The next race is in 3 years — 2017-18.

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