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Discover Ireland's Volvo Entry 'Sanya' Makes Landfall in Madagascar

20th December 2011
Discover Ireland's Volvo Entry 'Sanya' Makes Landfall in Madagascar

#VOLVOOCEANRACE – The Discover Ireland backed entry in the Volvo Ocean Race Team Sanya - the sailors and the boat - have all safely arrived in Talañero (sometimes called Taolagnero) in Madagascar, an unexpected pitstop in leg two due to rigging problems. The crew is cleaning the boat and doing some work to make everything secure. Communications is a little difficult with the crew as they have no mobile phones with them nor laptops. Skipper Mike Sanderson has gone off to basic supplies (like phones, sim cards and flip flops!


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