Volvo Ocean Race Update: Life On Board
The final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race is almost here… after almost 9 months sailing around the world, team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing is currently resting in the French port at Lorient. Having completed the 8th leg of the race from Lisbon in just over 5 days, the almost 2000 mile route provided challenging conditions for the Azzam and her crew. Skipper Ian Walker relayed his surprise that more boats...
An Evening with IWC's New York City Globetrotters
With the opening of the IWC Flagship Boutique in New York City last month, we at IWC wanted to be a part of the city: to learn about the community, its neighborhoods, and inhabitants. To get the insider’s view, we partnered with local Globetrotters: IWC men, who seek out the world’s most unique experiences and attractions. Before the boutique (our largest worldwide) even opened, we asked these...
Volvo Ocean Race: The Building Of Azzam
The Volvo Ocean Race entrants have left Lisbon on their way to the French city of Lorient. At 1,940 nautical miles it is one of the shorter legs of the race, but with areas of potential light winds that could hamper progress. These types of conditions are just one of many that the boats have to undertake during each leg, and for which the craft’s designers and builders must account. Some of the...
The Evolution of the Volvo Ocean Race
We have been taking you around the world with the Volvo Ocean Race – from challenges to celebrations, high waves to high winds. After coming in first on the Miami to Lisbon route of Leg 7, Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing is currently resting before Leg 8 begins later this week. While we wait for them to start the next leg we thought we would share some background on the Race. As with anything rooted...