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‘Tomorrow’s Sailors’ team up with Volvo Ocean Race Sailors at Abu Dhabi stopover


As part of the legacy of Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) stopover, around 50 children from across the region took part in a three-day sailing ‘clinic’, with expertise provided by the prestigious VOR Sailing Academy. Run in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club (ADSYC), the young sailors, who’ve been selected from sailing clubs across the UAE, Oman and Bahrain, learned how to improve their team racing skills, along with new techniques and tactics. The program culminated in a two-day regatta, hosted by the ADSYC, which ran at Abu Dhabi’s purpose-built VOR Destination Village on the UAE capital’s Corniche Breakwater. The group of 8-14 year-olds trained and raced in Optimist dinghies provided by the VOR Sailing Academy. Each team linked up with a professional team contesting the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, and raced under their colors.