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    Volvo Ocean Race

    €8,000,000 invested, €55,000,000 Return

    Friday, November 13th, 2009

    Those are the numbers for the Volvo Ocean Race stop over in Galway last June.  The government stumped up the seed money and the region profited hugely. The impact was 30 per cent above initial estimates by consultants Deloitte LLP, with €45 million in direct expenditure and €10 million in indirect expenditure in Galway and […]

    VOR Notice of Race and Rule changes

    Saturday, October 10th, 2009

    Will the Green Dragon return for the next edition? Or will the syndicate sell her. Will there be an Irish entry in 2011? Portsmouth, England – 9 October 2009 — The new look Volvo Open 70 Rule, published today along with the Notice of Race, confirm changes set to enhance the fleet racing in the […]

    Green Dragon Arrives in Qiangdao

    Sunday, February 1st, 2009

    The Irish-Chinese backed Green Dragon arrives at the finishing-line at the end of leg 4 from Singapore to China in the Volvo Ocean Race at Qingdao. Guo Chuan, crew-member on Irish-Chinese backed Green Dragon and the first-ever Asian participant at the finish of leg 4 from Singapore to China in the Volvo Ocean Race at […]

    Galway tanks need to be demolished soon!

    Friday, January 2nd, 2009

    Lorna Siggins, in today’s Irish Times: FIVE MONTHS before the Volvo around the world fleet sails into Galway, the event’s hosts are confident that a breakthrough is “imminent” in preparations for Ireland’s first stopover of the race to date. Difficulties between Topaz and Chevron Ireland over relocating to a new oil terminal have stalled work […]

    The Green Dragon – Volvo Ocean Race Team arrives home to Galway

    Monday, July 28th, 2008

    Green Dragon’s international crew includes top Irish ocean sailors Damian Foxall, Justin Slattery and Ian Moore and is skippered by double Olympic medallist Ian Walker Green Dragon, the Volvo Ocean Race entry, was welcomed to its homeport of Galway by a fantastic flotilla of boats from Galway Bay Sailing Club. Sailing onboard the Green Dragon […]