January 2, 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 on laying foundations for the Volvo Ocean Race village in Galway docks.
The Government has committed €8 million to Ireland’s participation in the prestigious international event, including funding of the Galway race stage from May 23rd to June 6th.
Read more here.
Take a virtual tour of the planned Race Village here.
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