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Galway Volvo Ocean Race Bid Still in Doubt

23rd August 2012
Galway Volvo Ocean Race Bid Still in Doubt

#VOLVO OCEAN RACE - Organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Galway have questioned the will at political level for support of any future hosting of the event, as the Galway Independent reports.

Let’s Do It Global CEO Micheline McNamara said that she has not yet been approached by any local politicians with offers of support for the festival, despite Galway West TD Brian Walsh's comments that the Government would step in to help, and the news that fellow Dáil Deputy Sean Kyne has written to the Minister for Sport to highlight the issue,

While McNamara told the Independent she would not give up hope of Galway tabling a bid, she admitted that "there has been no resources, time or attention placed on the bid from Let’s Do It Global’s perspective".

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Galway's application to host a third stopover of the round-the-world yacht race looks unlikely after Galway City Council announced it would not underwrite the bid, the deadline for which is next month.

Let's Do It Global have said the present not-for-profit structure would have to be changed to something along the lines of the city or state partnerships in other host ports.

The Galway Independent has much more on the story HERE.

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