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SPORT & LEISURE - SAILING

Sultan bin Tahnoon Tours Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village

Posted on 13/12/2014

Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Department of Transport, Government of Abu Dhabi, yesterday took a tour of the UAE capital's Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) Destination Village as it opened its gates to the public. Sheikh Sultan was given a full briefing on the packed activities planned at the sprawling 35,000 square metre, purpose-built waterfront site on the UAE capital's stunning Corniche Breakwater, the port-of-call for 23 days of ...  >>MORE

TCA Abu Dhabi weighs anchor on Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village

Posted on 12/12/2014

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, today hosted a VIP preview tour of its purpose-built Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village on the Corniche Breakwater, which will open to the public tomorrow, Friday, December 12th. The 35,000 square metre, waterfront village will be the hub of three weeks of sports, entertainment and leisure as part of the UAE capital's stopover hosting of the hardy Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which is expected to arrive from the 6,125 nautical mile Leg 2 ...  >>MORE

Unique stage over the water to host Volvo Ocean Racing concerts

Posted on 02/12/2014

A unique 400 sq.m. ‘Skyline Stage', built out over the water off Abu Dhabi's Corniche Breakwater in readiness to host concerts at December's Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) Stopover, is the first time a stage of this specification has been constructed in the emirate. "The Skyline Stage will be an incredible venue for our live concerts happening throughout the three-week stopover," said Mohammed Al Zaabi, from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), which is behind the emirate's VOR ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing wins Cape Town In-Port Race

Posted on 17/11/2014

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority backed entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, won the Cape Town In-Port Race on Saturday, after a bold opening move proved decisive in wildly fluctuating winds of up to 25 knots in Table Bay. ADOR was the first of the seven crews to react to a significant shift in wind in the final minutes before the start, breaking away from the rest of the fleet to start alone on the left hand end of the line. The move immediately paid ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing wins first leg of Volvo Ocean Race

Posted on 07/11/2014

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, the emirate's 2014–2015 Volvo Ocean Race team entrant, made it through a nerve-wracking tense run-in to the finish line to win leg 1 of the round-the-world race from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa yesterday. Ripping across the water at speeds of up to 30 knots in the South Atlantic through most of the leg's last section, ADOR, on-board the yacht Azzam, survived a scare with the finish line in sight, as a huge drop in wind allowed the Chinese team ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing ahead at halfway stage of first leg

Posted on 31/10/2014

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate's 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race contester, crossed the halfway point of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the lead as the fleet race toward the finish line in South Africa. Since setting sail from Alicante, Spain en-route to Cape Town, ADOR has consistently led the pack of seven teams – often by several nautical miles. With an average speed of 20 knots and a 2014-15 race record of 436 nautical miles sailed within a single 24-hour period, ADOR is ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing regain lead

Posted on 20/10/2014

ALICANTE: Chinese boat Dongfeng Race Team lost the Volvo Ocean Race lead early on Saturday after an unidentified object in the Atlantic smashed their rudder. The crew were forced to replace the part after the "violent impact” rocked the boat. The delay to affect repairs was enough for close rivals Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to regain the lead in a very tightly contested opening leg from Alicante to Cape Town in the nine-month offshore marathon race. Dongfeng's on-board reporter Yann Riou ...  >>MORE

Visitors to enjoy Emirati culture at Abu Dhabi Volvo Race stopover

Posted on 15/10/2014

A weekend celebration of Emirati culture and heritage on 26th and 27th December will be a highlight of Abu Dhabi city's 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi Stopover in the U.A.E. capital between 12th December and 3rd January. Visitors to the purpose-built Destination Village on Abu Dhabi's famous Corniche Breakwater will experience all aspects of the U.A.E., from cooking and food, to arts and crafts as well as music and entertainment. The programme will begin at 3 p.m. on 26th December, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing sets sail on epic Volvo Ocean Race Challenge

Posted on 13/10/2014

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate's entry into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15, has set sail from Alicante, Spain on the challenge's opening leg to Cape Town, South Africa. ADOR put to sea shortly after midday local time yesterday after an emotional dockside farewell to family and friends at the quayside in the Alicante Race Village and the skipper Ian Walker gave a final wave goodbye and eased the ADOR yacht, Azzam, away from the dock. The 6,487 nautical-mile passage is expected to ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing ready for the test

Posted on 12/10/2014

With the nine-month, round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race due to start in Alicante, Spain, on Saturday, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) — the emirate's race contender — is all set for the first, 6,400-mile leg to Cape Town, South Africa, a Press release said. In its Azzam (determination) Volvo 65 yacht, the team will contest the first leg of the race — from Alicante to Cape Town — with ADOR confident the crew and the yacht are in the best of shape. "The bottom of the boat has never been in better ...  >>MORE

Adil Khalid eager to fly U.A.E. colours with Azzam in Volvo Ocean Race

Posted on 07/10/2014

When he was 11, Adil Khalid could not have imagined how his life would work out. A year later, the quiet boy took up sailing at Dubai International Marine Club and has grown up to become the U.A.E.'s leading ¬yachtsman. His early dream was to represent his country at the 2008 Olympics. He did, in the Laser class. He wanted to win regional sailing championships. He did that, too. Then along came Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) and the greatest race in global sailing. Now the 26-year-old ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing set for Volvo Ocean Race in-port opener

Posted on 07/10/2014

ALICANTE: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) is set for its first competitive Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) event of the 2014/15 campaign with the Alicante In-Port Race on Saturday. The one-hour showdown will see the seven-strong fleet race on a tight inshore course next to the Alicante Race Village, with ADOR — the reigning in-port opener champions — looking to lay down a marker with the first leg of the main race just a week away. ADOR is hoping to repeat its 2011-12 VOR in-port race performance in ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing finishes second in Alicante In-Port Race thriller

Posted on 06/10/2014

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate's Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) contesting team, has finished second in an electrifying Alicante In-Port Race on Saturday, losing out by just six seconds to the Turkish-American entry Team Alvimedica. After rounding the first mark in third place, ADOR, led by double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, took the lead at the next mark of the six-leg contest. A lap later, however, Alvimedica had pegged ADOR's yacht Azzam back and the two boats were tied for the ...  >>MORE

DIMC to stage Traditional 60ft Al Yamamah Dhow Race on 25 October

Posted on 30/09/2014

Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, Chairman of Al Nasr Football Company, approved a proposal by Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) to stage the Traditional 60ft Al Yamamah Dhow Race will be held under the slogan "Al Yamamah". Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) on 25 October 2014. DIMC said the date of the race was changed to celebrate the winning of Dubai Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, of individual gold medal in the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler establishes Sharjah International Maritime Sports Club

Posted on 15/09/2014

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri decree pertaining to the establishment of the Sharjah International Maritime Sports Club. Decree No. 60 of 2014 stipulates the establishment of the Sharjah International Maritime Sports Club, which has the legal status and the full capacity to discharge the necessary legal acts in order to achieve the club's objectives. The main headquarters will be in Sharjah and may establish other ...  >>MORE

100 days until Volvo Ocean Race reaches Abu Dhabi

Posted on 04/09/2014

Abu Dhabi — With 100 days until the daring, round-the-world 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race fleet arrives in Abu Dhabi, plans are being finalised for the expansive Destination Village on the destination's Corniche Breakwater, which will come alive over the December/New Year festive season with concerts, entertainment, activities, education and sailing for the entire family. Dhow races and an Emirati Festival are the latest activities to join the three-week-long maritime celebration. The 40,000 square ...  >>MORE

Wind firmly in Azzam’s sails amid final Volvo Ocean Race preparations

Posted on 04/09/2014

The Englishman Ian Walker again will be skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's boat, Azzam. He is writing a monthly message for The ¬National leading up to the race. To say it has been a big few weeks for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) is an understatement. So much has happened since I last put pen to paper that it is hard to know where to begin. I am delighted that the ADOR team is complete with the appointment of Daryl Wislang as pitman and boat captain, and Matt Knighton as on-board reporter. ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi launches exclusive Volvo Ocean Race hospitality package

Posted on 26/08/2014

The Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a dedicated division of Abu Dhabi Tourism Culture Authority, has launched an exclusive range of hospitality packages for the U.A.E. capital's highly anticipated Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi stopover from 12th December 2014 to 3rd January 2015. VIP corporate guests will experience world-class hospitality, Arabian style, through the luxury race week packages, which include front-row access to yachts, behind-the-scenes boatyard tours, exclusive crew meet-and-greets, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Azzam have a so solid crew

Posted on 17/08/2014

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) have continued their promising preparations for the impending Volvo Ocean Race by winning the Round Britain and Ireland Race. The crew led by skipper Ian Walker completed the 2,900-kilometre race course on Friday evening on their Azzam boat in a time of four days, 13 hours, 10 minutes and 28 seconds to lop more than 30 hours off the previous course record. It was not all plain sailing for the ADOR crew on board as two members were hurt during the race. Bowman ...  >>MORE

ADOR Team to compete Seven-star Round Britain and Ireland Race

Posted on 12/08/2014

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the professional yacht racing team backed by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) that will contest the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, will also take on four other Volvo Ocean Race teams in the Seven-star Round Britain and Ireland Race, which starts from Cowes on the Isle of Wight today. Run by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), the 1800-mile race, which will see a fleet of 32 yachts set off on a circumnavigation of the British Isles, is amongst ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing ready for challenge

Posted on 10/08/2014

A large UAE flag was hoisted on Wednesday in Cowes in the UK from the towering black carbon mast of Azzam, the Volvo Ocean 65 sailing yacht of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) to mark the Abu Dhabi-backed squad's second Volvo Ocean Race campaign, a Press release said. In a Trinity Landing ceremony, crowds at the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week regatta — the biggest in the UK — waved on the team as each member was introduced to the public audience. ADOR is backed by Abu Dhabi Tourism & ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing completes 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Racing line-up

Posted on 07/08/2014

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, the professional yacht racing team backed by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority to contest the Volvo Ocean Race, has completed its on-board 2014/15 line-up with the appointment of Daryl Wislang as pitman and boat captain, and Matt Knighton as on-board reporter. The pair came through the trial periods with flying colours and will make their first official ADOR appearances this week when the team races the Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, in the Artemis Challenge race, ...  >>MORE

BBC Worldwide’s Blue Planet to be performed live at Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover

Posted on 05/08/2014

BBC Worldwide's highly acclaimed Blue Planet in Concert is to open the Abu Dhabi stopover of the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race on December 12th, marking the show's Arabian premiere. Having previously played to sell-out audiences in the USA, Europe, the Far East and Australia, Blue Planet in Concert combines spectacular, specially cut high definition footage from the award winning TV series – The Blue Planet – with the emotional and evocative musical score performed by a live orchestra. The show ...  >>MORE

ISAF puts wind in Abu Dhabi’s sails with six-year deal

Posted on 18/07/2014

The International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) World Cup Final - the world's pinnacle sailing regatta contested by the best Olympic-class competitors - is on its way to the United Arab Emirates. Following a multi-stakeholder approach by Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club (ADSYC) with the support of the U.A.E. Sailing &and Rowing Federation (U.A.E. SARF) and Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), ISAF has agreed to stage the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in the U.A.E. capital for ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Racing complete training run

Posted on 12/07/2014

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) — the Abu Dhabi backed entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 — has left Newport, Rhode Island, and embarked on its second transatlantic crossing in less than three weeks. Ador's Volvo Ocean 65 –— Azzam, which is the Arabic for determination — completed the 3,116 nautical mile first transatlantic training run from Portugal to the United States with honours, despite some harsh weather conditions along the way. "The first crossing went extremely well and even the ...  >>MORE

Portuguese town backs Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

Posted on 25/05/2014

Carlos Carreiras, the mayor of Portuguese town Cascais, the training base of Volvo Ocean Race side Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's (Ador) yacht Azzam has pledged his support to the team. "Azzam's brightly coloured sails on the bay have become a familiar part of the Cascais landscape,” said Carreiras. "When you take on the world's oceans again you will take the good wishes of the Cascais people along with you. We will be following you all the way around the world.” Ador first used Cascais as a ...  >>MORE

UAE Rowing Championships starts tomorrow

Posted on 08/05/2014

The UAE Rowing Championships is to commence its 5th and final tournament of the season tomorrow. The competition, which is organised by the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club in cooperation with the UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation, has attracted 60 competitors from six clubs across the country, including Al Hamriyah Sports and Cultural Club, Ras Al-Khaimah International Marine Sports Club, Fujairah International Marine Club, Dubai Rowing Club, Monty's Rowing School and the tournament host, the ...  >>MORE

Sir Bani Yas Offshore Race kicks off with 70 sailing enthusiasts

Posted on 19/04/2014

The first-ever Sir Bani Yas Offshore Race has been off to a great start as 70 sailing enthusiasts aboard 11 boats scrambled to take the lead in the exciting two-day nonstop race. They will be pitted not only against the open sea, but also against each other's experience as they sail to victory at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club by Sunday, April 20. There, the victors will be crowned during a special celebration marking the end of this exhilarating week-long event, which is organised by Tourism ...  >>MORE

Competition yachts to race from Sir Bani Yas Island to Dubai this weekend

Posted on 18/04/2014

The danger, the excitement, the romance – the ocean has it all, and this country is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and clean sea on the planet. So it is little wonder, then, that it proves such a draw to those with a spirit of independence and adventure. The Arabian Gulf has a rich maritime tradition of providing natural resources that have provided people with a living for centuries, and now it's providing them with all manner of sporting activities. This weekend, a group of ...  >>MORE

Over 90 sailing enthusiasts begin their journey to Sir Bani Yas Island from Dubai

Posted on 11/04/2014

Over 90 sailing enthusiasts aboard 13 sailing boats have begun their journey to Sir Bani Yas Island from the Dubai Offshore Racing Club, heading towards Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, their only stop on the way, during which sailors will rest before heading out to Sir Bani Yas for the island's inaugural Offshore Race, which will take place the following week from April 18th-20th. "We're excited to be a part of Sir Bani Yas Offshore Race, which is happening for the first time. Sailing ...  >>MORE

Sir Bani Yas to host the island's first offshore sailing race

Posted on 06/04/2014

Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), announced yesterday that it will host the first Offshore Sailing Race on Sir Bani Yas Island in the emirate's Western region on April 18. Organised in partnership with Anantara Hotels Resorts '&' Spas, Rotana Jet, Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC), and Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi Stopover, the event is expected to bring together 90 sailing enthusiasts aboard 13 sailing boats on a non-stop race from Sir Bani Yas Island to Dubai. John Cole, ...  >>MORE

EFG Bank win Ras Al Khaimah Inport races

Posted on 22/02/2014

Two firsts and a second place in yesterday's gripping Inport races at Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club in Ras Al Khaimah was enough for Sidney Gavignet and team on EFG Bank (Monaco) to take the overall win. The team, on EFG Bank (Monaco) were, once again, spot on identifying the shifts in race one, giving them an early advantage up the first beat of the tight, stadium-style course. In doing so, managed to keep Kay Heemskerk and Team Delft Challenge — TU Delft/Katie Pettibone and her all girl team ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing recruits young Australian sailor for 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race tilt

Posted on 22/12/2013

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) - the competitive sailing team which is to take a second tilt at the gruelling, nine month round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, which begins in Alicante, Spain this October - has recruited 23-year-old Perth sailor Luke Parkinson to its crew. Luke, who turns 24 in February and is a member of the Australia Sailing Development Squad and of the Western Australian Institute of Sport for sailing, will be one of ADOR's under-30 crew members, and was selected by ADOR ...  >>MORE

IWC to sponsor Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team at Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

Posted on 18/09/2013

Swiss manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has signed a new deal as the Volvo Ocean Race's Official Timekeeper for 2014-2015 with the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), and will once again sponsor the prestigious IWC Schaffhausen 24-hour Speed Record Challenge. The announcement was made at the Galleria at Sowwah Square on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Faisal Al Sheikh, Director Events Bureau at TCA Abu Dhabi, the owner of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, noted that the agency and ...  >>MORE

Dubai dragon boat team win gold in Ireland

Posted on 18/09/2013

A Dubai-based all-Filipino dragon boat team representing the UAE beat all the odds to be crowned overall champions at the third International Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta on Sunday. The Dubai Marlins Dragon Boat Team paddled their way to victory twice at the Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, in Dublin, beating five other international crews from the UK, Italy, and Germany. The 22-member crew bagged the gold prize for both the 200 and 400-metre races, making them the overall champions for the ...  >>MORE

Volvo Ocean Race team meets in Abu Dhabi to plan 2014 festivities

Posted on 12/09/2013

Preparations are under way for next year's Volvo Ocean Race, which promises an action-packed two weeks of events. A team from the Volvo Group has met in the capital to take the Abu Dhabi stopover, scheduled for December next year, "to the next level”. Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, sponsor of the stopover, is planning to expand the event, spreading activities over two weeks across the city. Events will include a return of the Destination Village and entertainment programmes, ...  >>MORE

Emirates team set up America’s Cup date

Posted on 04/09/2013

It's official now. Come September, Emirates Team New Zealand will be the ones to challenge the Oracle Team, USA for the 34th America's Cup. It's the fifth time in the past six America's Cup matches that the Emirates team will be a contestant in the legendary duel. The Emirates team made it to the summit clash after racing past through thick fog that covered San Francisco Bay on Sunday on way to defeating Luna Rossa Challenge in the eighth and deciding race to claim victory in the 30th Louis ...  >>MORE

UK Travel Trade tips Abu Dhabi as upcoming watersports destination

Posted on 25/08/2013

Leading members of the UK travel trade are tipping Abu Dhabi as an upcoming international watersports destination with the emirate's Volvo Ocean Race campaign bringing the emirate's offering into the global sector spotlight. Travel trade decision-makers have been given a brief on Abu Dhabi's expanding watersports offering and its 2014/2015 Volvo Ocean Race campaign during a gathering when they sailed Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam yacht in the Solent Channel near Cowes on the Isle of Wight and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi aims to become Middle East’s major sailing hub

Posted on 20/08/2013

The UAE capital could become for the Middle East what Cowes has become for UK: a key sailing and community waterfront. Hosting the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) 2014-2015 for the second consecutive year, which includes in-port racing, the Abu Dhabi specially re-designed harbour for the event has the potential of being the Cowes Week Regatta "The whole of the Isle of Wight and Southern England come to life during Cowes Week with sailing enthusiasts from all over the world arriving for the regatta. ...  >>MORE

Dubai to host three rounds of XCAT series

Posted on 12/08/2013

Dubai will host three of the eight rounds of the 2013 UIM XCAT World Series, according to the new season calendar announced by the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC). "The XCAT racing goes international this season and as usual we are here to support anything that will portray Dubai to the world,” Ali Bin Ghulaitha, Acting CEO, DIMC told Gulf News. The new calendar for the 2013-14 season will commence with a round of the UAE Wooden Powerboat Championship on September 27-28 followed by the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team name McDonald as performance director

Posted on 06/08/2013

Sailing veteran, British Olympian Neal McDonald, is taking to the helm as Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's performance director in the team's second bid for Volvo Ocean Race glory next year, according to a release. Emirati star, 24-year-old Adil Khalid, has re-signed as an Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew member under the leadership of skipper Ian Walker. Six-time Volvo Ocean Race legend McDonald, from Brighton in the UK, has completed more than 200,000 nautical miles in the race over a nearly two decade ...  >>MORE

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Sultan bin Tahnoon Tours Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village


TCA Abu Dhabi weighs anchor on Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village


Unique stage over the water to host Volvo Ocean Racing concerts


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing wins Cape Town In-Port Race


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing wins first leg of Volvo Ocean Race


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Visitors to enjoy Emirati culture at Abu Dhabi Volvo Race stopover


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing sets sail on epic Volvo Ocean Race Challenge


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing ready for the test


Adil Khalid eager to fly U.A.E. colours with Azzam in Volvo Ocean Race


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing set for Volvo Ocean Race in-port opener


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing finishes second in Alicante In-Port Race thriller


DIMC to stage Traditional 60ft Al Yamamah Dhow Race on 25 October


Sharjah Ruler establishes Sharjah International Maritime Sports Club


100 days until Volvo Ocean Race reaches Abu Dhabi


Wind firmly in Azzam’s sails amid final Volvo Ocean Race preparations


Abu Dhabi launches exclusive Volvo Ocean Race hospitality package


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Azzam have a so solid crew


ADOR Team to compete Seven-star Round Britain and Ireland Race


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing ready for challenge


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing completes 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Racing line-up


BBC Worldwide’s Blue Planet to be performed live at Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover


ISAF puts wind in Abu Dhabi’s sails with six-year deal


Abu Dhabi Racing complete training run


Portuguese town backs Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing


UAE Rowing Championships starts tomorrow


Sir Bani Yas Offshore Race kicks off with 70 sailing enthusiasts


Competition yachts to race from Sir Bani Yas Island to Dubai this weekend


Over 90 sailing enthusiasts begin their journey to Sir Bani Yas Island from Dubai


Sir Bani Yas to host the island's first offshore sailing race


EFG Bank win Ras Al Khaimah Inport races


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing recruits young Australian sailor for 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race tilt


IWC to sponsor Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team at Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15


Dubai dragon boat team win gold in Ireland


Volvo Ocean Race team meets in Abu Dhabi to plan 2014 festivities


Emirates team set up America’s Cup date


UK Travel Trade tips Abu Dhabi as upcoming watersports destination


Abu Dhabi aims to become Middle East’s major sailing hub


Dubai to host three rounds of XCAT series


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team name McDonald as performance director