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Volvo Ocean Race – Route 2014-15

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has signed a new deal as the Volvo Ocean Race’s Official Timekeeper for 2014-15 – and will once again sponsor the prestigious IWC Schaffhausen 24-hour Speed Record Challenge. “We are proud to be part of this exceptional test of sailing prowess, which attracts the very best teams on the planet,” said IWC CEO Georges Kern. “By continuing our partnership, we are underscoring our long-term commitment, and the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 will give us another opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in engineering, technology and innovation.” Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race said: “IWC Schaffhausen and the Volvo Ocean Race are both globally active and our successful cooperation is founded on a passion for sport and our everyday quest for perfection. It is an enormous pleasure for me to welcome IWC again as the Official Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. “It is fitting that we are building such a fruitful partnership with one of the world’s most prestigious timekeepers.” The 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race begins in Alicante, Spain on 4 October 2014 and will finish in Gothenburg, Sweden on 27 June 2015. The full route will take the teams 39,379 nautical miles around the planet in sport’s ultimate test of character. As in the last edition, IWC Schaffhausen will not only act as the Official Timekeeper but also as sponsor of the prestigious IWC Schaffhausen 24-hour Speed Record Challenge. This prize goes to the team that covers the greatest distance in any period of 24 hours during each stage of the race. At the end of the race, the Swiss watch manufacturer will reward every member of the crew that sets the fastest 24-hour speed record over the course of the entire race with a watch.

 

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