Abu Dhabi seal Volvo Ocean Race double

Team secures only the second offshore/in-port double in the 41-year history of the triennial event
Abu Dhabi seal Volvo Ocean Race double
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker. (Getty Images)
By Reuters
Sat 27 Jun 2015 05:33 PM

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Briton Ian Walker, completed the Volvo Ocean Race double on Saturday when their sixth place in the final in-port race of a 10-part series was enough to secure overall victory.

On Monday they claimed the main off-shore trophy in the nine-month event, which was contested over 38,739 nautical miles and visited 11 ports and every continent.

Only one other team, ABN AMRO in 2005-06, have secured the offshore/in-port double in the 41-year history of the triennial event.

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