Surf meets turf during the Volvo Ocean Race

Fellow Brits Mcllroy and Walker have faced similar competitive challenges both on the surf or on the turf Photo: 2015 Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Top-ranked British golfer, Rory McIlroy, has swapped tales and compared tips via satellite link with fellow Brit Volvo Ocean Race skipper, Ian Walker of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing mid-race.

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