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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing claims Volvo Ocean Race in Sweden

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing produced yet another solid display to clinch the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race on Monday. The Emirates team, skippered

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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing claims Volvo Ocean Race in Sweden

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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing produced yet another solid display to clinch the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race on Monday.

The Emirates team, skippered by Ian Walker, came home fifth in the ninth leg from Lorient to Gothenburg, enough to secure the 38,739-nautical mile race.

This result sees Walker become the first British skipper to win the offshore marathon, which started 41 years ago as the Whitbread Round the World Race.

Team Brunel secured second place in the overall standings thanks to their runners-up spot in leg nine with Team Alvimedica crossing the finish line first to ensure all but one of the seven-strong fleet won at least one stage.

MAPFRE came in third to finish joint fourth overall with Alvimedica, while Dongfeng completed the podium after coming home fourth in the last leg.