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Volvo Ocean Race Fleet Expected in Galway Bay After Midnight

2nd July 2012
Volvo Ocean Race Fleet Expected in Galway Bay After Midnight

The Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney, TD, is travelling to Galway tonight to take to the sea to welcome the Volvo Ocean Fleet at the end of its 39,000 mile round the world race.

The Minister will board a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) and make his way from Galway harbour to an area in the bay where the boats are expected between 1am and 2am tomorrow morning. They are due to enter the Harbour to a massive welcome at about 2.15 pm.

Minister Coveney will formally welcome the skippers and crew and congratulate them on their outstanding achievement.

John Killeen President of Let's do it Global, organizers of the 9 day festival built around the Volvo Race finale said, "we are delighted that the Minister, a distinguished sailor, is coming here and getting out on the bay to welcome the boats and their crews"

Published in Volvo Ocean Race Team

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