Abu Dhabi seal Volvo Ocean Race double with in-port success
Boat places sixth in final race to add to off-shore trophy collected on Monday
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing claimed the in-port title to complete the Volvo Ocean Race double having taken the off-shore trophy on Monday. Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Briton Ian Walker and featuring Cork sailor Ian Slattery, completed the Volvo Ocean Race double in Gothenburg on Saturday when their sixth place in the final in-port race of a 10-part series was enough to secure overall victory in it.
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.