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An agreement signed in the United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi, the Arabian Gulf’s emerging marine leisure hub become a host port for the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. A racing team from Abu Dhabi will also take its place on the race start line in Alicante, Spain, in autumn next year. The agreement, signed between His Excellency Mubarak Al Muhairi, ADTA’s Director General and Knut Frostad, Volvo Ocean Race CEO, takes Abu Dhabi into global yachting history as the first Middle East port to host the event since its 1973 inception. The race crews will arrive in the UAE capital in January 2012. Team Abu Dhabi, a crew specially selected by ADTA will tackle the ’Everest of Sailing’ in a newly designed boat. ADTA also underlined its commitment to including a UAE national in the Sporting Team and another two on the Shore Team. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing is currently on the look-out for dynamic, iron-willed U.A.E nationals to be part of it’s quest in the ’Everest of Sailing.’ Join a multinational crew on the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team, which takes the emirates’s name on a 9-month, round-the world high seas expedition. Conquer the world’s most extreme sporting challenge. Make History. Be the First. Should you require any further information at this time, please feel free to contact us: For general information/enquiries, please email For UAE National recruitment information/enquiries, please email


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