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Wednesday 14 December, 2011 - 12:00 PM EST

IWC and the Volvo Ocean Race

End of the first leg in Cape Town




As official timekeeper, IWC awarded the first trophy of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race 2011/2012. Laureus World Sports Academy Member Morné du Plessis and eight representatives of South African Laureus projects took up IWC’s invitation to join the activities of the race weekend.

IWC Schaffhausen is Official Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011–2012 and is presenting the 24-hour Speed Record Challenge. The team that covers the greatest distance within a period of 24 hours in each leg is awarded the much-coveted trophy. After racking up 554.16 nautical miles, the crew of the Camper yacht with Emirates Team New Zealand took the IWC trophy for the first leg. 



Following the first leg, with the Telefonica team as wnners, the start of the second leg on Sunday, which takes them from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. For the first time in the history of the race, a port in the Middle East is acting as host. For the first time in the history of the race, a port in the Middle East is acting as host.

IWC also invited Laureus World Sports Academy Member and former South African Rugby Union player Morné du Plessis to participate in the activities over the race weekend. He was accompanied by eight children from Laureus projects in South Africa, who enjoyed a guided tour of the Volvo Ocean Race village before being shown around the Azzam and meeting the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team.



The selected children represented four Laureus projects in South Africa, namely Waves for Change. The Laureus projects, with the invaluable help of sponsors like IWC, uses sport to tackle pressing social issues such as drug abuse and HIV/Aids while teaching vocational and life skills, helping children and adolescents in some of the world’s most underprivileged areas.

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