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Green Dragon Sails Again As Volvo Yacht Leaves Galway Bound for the Med

10th August 2015
Green Dragon Sails Again As Volvo Yacht Leaves Galway Bound for the Med

#vor –  The 70ft Green Dragon that represented Ireland in the 2009 Volvo Ocean race leaves Ireland for good today when she departs Galway at lunch–time. It's new Austrian owner is moving the yacht to the Mediterranean to be berted in Italy. Port of Galway Sea Scouts who helped with the refit of the yacht are crewing the yacht on the first leg of her voyage to Dingle.

The Green Dragon goes back on the water six years after she had finished fifth out of seven entries in the 2009 Race.

Attempts to sell her for €2m in 2009 did not materialise. Since then, the round the world yacht has been in dry dock in Galway, rendered obsolete because her hull was heavier and keel lighter than her rivals.

In spite of the disappointing performance the boat was welcomed in to Galway after the 2009 Transatlantic leg by a huge crowd and a week long celebration that has subsequently set the bar for all other stop over ports in the 2012 race.

 

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