Thursday cover: UAE’s Adil Khalid living his dream in Volvo Ocean Race

The National's Sport cover for the Thursday, December 18 issue, featuring Adil Khalid of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.

The National’s Sport cover for the Thursday, December 18 issue, featuring Adil Khalid of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.

Osman Samiuddin catches up with the Emirati sailor’s progress in the world’s most demanding race. Through two legs of the Volvo Ocean Race, he finds Khalid, on his second journey around the world, gaining ever more experience.

“It is his second and where the first passed by in celebration and acknowledgement of his status as the first Emirati, and Arab, to sail in the world’s most prestigious ocean race, this time it is about the race.

“Khalid knew this back in February when Azzam unveiled its crew and Walker made a point of it then.

“This was the race, he said, in which Adil would step up and, though only two legs have been completed, it would seem he has done that.”

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Published: December 18, 2014 04:00 AM

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