Volvo Ocean Race Sailors At Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing gives sailing fans the chance To ‘Jump’ at an Opportunity of a lifetime through its new Facebook Global Competition

Worldwide sailing fans are being given the chance to join an illustrious group of sporting superstars as Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the UAE capital’s entrant into the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) – launches a Facebook competition to win a once-in-a-lifetime thrill to join ADOR onboard the Azzam for the start of Leg 3. On January 3, 2015 the lucky winner will get to perform the traditional “jump off” from the yacht as it speeds out of port on its way to China as part of Leg 3 of the race.

The winner will join a star-studded group of people who have performed the feat including French football legend Zinedine Zidane, England cricket stars Graeme Swann and Captain Alastair Cook, as well as South African rugby legend Francois Pienaar who took the leap from the deck of Azzam at the start of Leg 2 from Cape Town last month.

For a chance to win this prize – which includes an all-expenses paid visit to the Abu Dhabi Volvo Ocean Race Stopover from anywhere in the world – entrants must submit a video or photo of the themselves or a group of friends jumping or about to jump from a creative spot. The video or photo with the most “likes” will win the prize.

To enter, applicants must complete the Jump4Azzam Facebook application at on the official Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Team Facebook page at All submissions should be entered by December 22, 2014 and the winner will be announced on December 23, 2014

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

All participants and the subsequent winner must be able to travel on December 31, 2014 to Abu Dhabi. The winner must also meet visa requirements in line with the federal policy of the UAE. In addition, the winner must fly from a dedicated Etihad Airways direct destination (code share services will not apply).

ADOR recently reached the finish line of Leg 2 of the round-the-world sailing challenge to a podium finish at their home port of Abu Dhabi where a 23-day festival of entertainment and culture awaits at the UAE capital’s Destination Village. Visitors are currently enjoying sailing, watersports, entertainment and culture highlighting Abu Dhabi’s union with the sea and its maritime heritage. A large amount of tourists and residents are expected to visit.

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