Ian also thanked the Crewsaver team for the part they played in keeping him and his team safe during the race!
The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team, who Crewsaver worked with to create custom-designed lifejackets for the race, has secured a superb overall victory in the Volvo Ocean Race. Their final tally was seven podium appearances in the nine offshore legs around the world - including wins in Leg 1 and Leg 5.
Now back in Abu Dhabi for some hard earned celebration, Crewsaver was able to catch up with Skipper, Ian Walker, for his comments on the victory, “Winning the 2014 / 15 Volvo Ocean race is the culmination of 8 years hard work. In order to best savour the victory you have to first suffer the pain of defeat. This win is down to the hard work of a fantastic group of people all working towards the same common goal. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to a win which will go down in the history of the United Arab Emirates.”
Prior to the race Crewsaver worked with the ADOR team to design a lifejacket suitable for their needs. 'When I am out of the water my team’s safety is my number one concern which is why I choose Crewsaver' Ian Walker, Skipper, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Ian was a key player in the development of the ErgoFit Extreme & ADOR Crewfit Pro lifejackets, providing essential feedback to the Crewsaver design team enabling them to develop the highest specification lifejackets for use in all the varied conditions throughout the race.