#VOR GALWAY – Volvo Ocean Race chiefs were in Galway this week to discuss the race finale at the West coast port in six weeks time. Director of Operations Heather Sherer and Tom Touber of Volvo Ocean Race Global met with the Lets do it Galway team including Chairman Enda O'Coineen to put the finishing touches to the Irish party.
The race will finish in Galway Bay on June 30th this year, and has a reported global audience of 2 billion people worldwide. It is expected the race will attract over 50,000 international visitors to the port this summer.
Galway previously hosted a stopover during the last race in 2009, and won the right to host the finish of this year's race over 81 competing cities around the world. This year's race is anticipated to yield about €65 million to the local and national economies.