Irish Times: Volvo Ocean Race to finish in Galway in 2012
Update 1pm Valencia time: The Volvo Ocean Race just announced that they will "continue to introduce the new route for 2011-12 on Wednesday 10 March. A press release will be issued at 13:30 GMT, 14:30 CET on that day."
[Source: Irish Times] Brian Cowen is expected to confirm this week that the next Volvo around the world yacht race will finish in Galway in 2012. Mr Cowen is expected to make the announcement in Dublin, when he will explain that the race festival will be an “all-island” affair.
The international fleet berthing in Galway will earn double points for a circumnavigation of Ireland after their global transit. The Volvo 70 racing yachts will then return to Galway for a final weekend of festivities.
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