#vor – Irish global boating shoe manufacturer Dubarry has congratulated to Ian Walker and Cork bowman Justin Slattery and the crew of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing on their victory in the Volvo Ocean Race yesterday.
As Afloat reported previously, the crew wore Dubarry's Crosshaven Offshore Performance Sailing Boot which was developed by Dubarry's Design Team in Ballinasloe following consultation with Green Dragon, Ireland's Volvo ocean race entry in the 2008-09, Ian was skipper to this boat during the 08-09 campaign.
Dubarry would also like to congratulate skipper Bouwe Bekking and the Crew of Team Brunel who finished in second position to whom Dubarry were Official Footwear Partner.
The Dubarry GORE-TEX® boots are comfortable, have excellent grip and keep us dry during our quest of winning this round the world race.' said Bouwe Bekking, Captain of Team Brunel. Team SCA, the all-female crew that finished in 6th place, were also wearing Dubarry's Crosshaven Offshore Performance Sailing Boot. "It's because of our association with the leading professionals and events in the sport that we are proud that Dubarry continues to be the world's leading brand of performance sailing footwear", Michael Walsh, Marketing Director at Dubarry of Ireland.