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The Galway Advertiser reports on the Galway-Abu Dhabi Maritime Cultural Exchange initiative, which has already seen a Galway hooker race against traditional Arabian dhows in the Persian Gulf.
Both cities have been "engaged for many years with restoration of traditional boats and revival of sailing skills," says the paper.
Their co-operation is being seen as a model for using sailing as a catalyst to bring different cultures together. And the gesture will be reciprocated when Galway hosts the race finale this July, as six dhows and 60 Emirati crew will be hosted in the city for an exhibition race against a fleet of Galway hookers.
Meanwhile, Galway's Tidy Towns committee is determined to make the city look its best in time for the race's arrival.
The City of the Tribes scored well in 2011 after a long absence, but is looking to take things a step further for 2012.
Interested volunteers can contact the Galway Volunteer Centre, Mill Street at 091 539 930.