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VOR 2011/12

 

Two-time Olympic medallist, Ian Walker of Great Britain, has taken the helm as skipper for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race title pursuit, as the emirate's newest sporting outfit readies for the 'Everest of Sailing'.

Appointed by the team's backer, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), Walker will lead an 11-strong crew hoping to stake its claim in one of the world’s toughest, most extreme sporting challenges.ADTA, which was behind the emirate's successful bid to become a Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 host city, believes Walker’s appointment is a major coup for Abu Dhabi’s inaugural title tilt.

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The course and dates for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12

This edition of the race will see a new format for the racing programme in the host cities, including the start city of Alicante, Spain & finish city of Galway, Ireland. For the first time, the Volvo Ocean Race will finish with an In-Port race in Galway. The iconic islands of the Azores in the Atlantic, Fernando de Noronha off the Brazilian coast & the Fastnet Rock, the southern most point of Ireland, all make an appearance on the course.

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PUMA® Enters Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

PUMA® announced today it will participate in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 after finishing second overall in the 2008-09 race, which ended in June 2009.  The PUMA Ocean Racing team will once again be under the leadership of skipper Ken Read

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