Abu Dhabi, 04 November 2014 – An action-packed season of ocean racing lies in wait as the 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race commences. Official timekeepers of the event, IWC Schaffhausen’s own boat, Azzam carries an ambitious set of men, proudly known as Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.
The race revolves around the people bold enough to compete in it and Ian Walker has handpicked the men who will stand shoulder to shoulder with him on board IWC Schaffhausen’s boat for Abu Dhabi’s second assault on the Volvo Ocean Race. The result of his careful selection is a highly potent lineup comprising three sailors from the last ADOR campaign and four new faces. Donning Abu Dhabi crew uniforms for the second time are under-30 helmsman and trimmer Adil Khalid (United Arab Emirates), navigator and helmsman Simon Fisher (Great Britain) and bowman Justin Slattery (Ireland). Making their first appearances in ADOR colours are helmsman and trimmer Phil Harmer (Australia), pitman Daryl Wislang, under-30 bowman and helmsman Luke Parkinson (Australia) and trimmer and helmsman Chuny Bermúdez from Spain.
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