• 16-MAY-2015

Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara sails onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing at Volvo Ocean Race, Newport, RI

Slovak ice hockey defenceman Zdeno Chara was on board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing as the team's celebrity guest for the one-hour Volvo Ocean Race inshore sprint around Newport Harbour on Saturday in which they finished third.

At six feet nine inches (2.057 metres), the captain of the Boston Bruins National Hockey League (NHL) team, is seven inches taller than Abu Dhabivs tallest sailor, navigator Simon Fisher, the tallest NHL player ever and is widely acknowledged as having the hardest slapshot in the league at 108.8mph (175.1km/h).


  • Marie Laurens
    Volvo Ocean Race News Distribution Manager