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Artistic Nautical Charts Get Pride of Place at Volvo Ocean Race Galway

27th June 2012
Artistic Nautical Charts Get Pride of Place at Volvo Ocean Race Galway

#VOLVO OCEAN RACE - The Volvo Ocean Race finale in Galway will be a homecoming of sorts for specialist nautical map designer Bobby Nash, as the Irish Examiner reports.

The designer, who works at home in Kinsale, enhances classic charts of any harbour, sea, ocean or lake.

Nash first made his mark the last time Galway hosted a VOR stopover, when his commissions of artistic charts of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands were featured prizes in the in-port races.

"By layering several identical charts, he makes painstakingly-produced, hand-made 3D charts which literally bring the standard 2D charts to a new dimension — and they now travel all over the world," writes the Examiner's Tommy Barker. "He’s had over 1,000 chart commissions, many for multiple copies."

With the latest edition of the round-the-world yacht race, Nash's family-owned business Latitude has had an even bigger profile, as his charts - some of which taking many days to make - have been presented to each of the nine host ports.

And that's not all, as his upcoming prizes for Cowes, Falmouth and the Palma Superyacht Cup show how much his work is sought after.

The Irish Examiner has more on the story HERE.

Published in Volvo Ocean Race
MacDara Conroy

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