Volvo Ocean Race

Walker seals Volvo Ocean Race win

2015-06-22 19:19
(File) (Shutterstock)

Gothenburg - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker, won the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race on Monday.

Walker, 45, became the first British skipper to win offshore yachting's premier event, which was launched 41 years ago as the Whitbread Round the World Race.

His team was the first from the Gulf region to enter the triennial race in 2011-12, but could only finish fifth on that occasion.

Fifth place in the ninth and final leg of the 38 739 nautical mile (nm), nine-month offshore race was enough to confirm overall victory.

Turkish/American challengers, Team Alvimedica, won the 1 000nm stage from Lorient, France, to Gothenburg, via a pit-stop in The Hague.

The Alvimedica victory ensured all but one of the seven-strong fleet won at least one stage in the race.

Read more on:    sweden

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Springbok coach Allister Coetzee remains defiant, saying he won't resign despite a shambolic two years at the helm. Your thoughts?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.