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Groupama crossed the finish line near Mutton Island in the early hours of Tuesday to secure a remarkable overall victory in their debut Volvo Ocean Race campaign and finally settle the closest contest in the event’s 39-year history.
The Irish Sailing Association and Galway Speeders Club have announced their programme of events for the Volvo Ocean Race finale at a test run at the Galway Docks.
NUI Galway’s first student entry in the Round Ireland Yacht Race is still on course for honours.
A fleet of up to 30 sailing boats from Mayo will be given pride of place at the finale of 39,000 mile round the world Volvo Ocean Race in Galway. The boats will take part in the spectacular Parade of Sail on Galway Bay on Sunday July 1.
On the weekend of 23/24 June, over 60 sailing clubs and training centres nationwide will open their doors to take part in Sail Spree – an initiative developed by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) to encourage people of all ages out on to the water to experience the thrill of water based activities.
An impressive group of world yachtsmen will attend a special maritime dinner as part of the Volvo Ocean Race celebrations in Galway.
Junior sailing courses will take place during July and August at Rosmoney. This year, Mayo Sailing Club is running the following courses: Start sailing, basic skills, improving skills, advanced boat handling and kites and wires and possibly some other advanced modules depending on demand and instructor availability. A brief outline of the various modules is given below. Noelle Doran will also be running some instructor training courses in the club, with the dinghy instructor course from June 18 to 22 next up.
Both Mayo Sailing Club and Bellacragher Bay Boat Club will be taking part in the Sail Spree weekend—June 23/24. Bellacragher Bay Boat Club will run their event on Saturday and Sunday providing ‘on the water’ taster sessions in a variety of boats including Hobie Cats (catamarans), dinghies and cruisers. It will take place around Achill Island.
Take advantage of the long summer evenings by signing up for this year’s adult sailing course at Lough Ree Yacht Club.
The fleet’s adrenaline fueled dash through the Pacific in winds up to 34 knots has seen some near record breaking performances but has also taken its toll on the boats with several teams reporting equipment damage last evening (Wednesday).