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Canadian dune expert to lead field trip at Grattan Beach this morning

As part of the Visiting Fellowship Programme at NUI Galway’s Institute for Business, Social Sciences and Public Policy, Professor Ian Walker, a leading expert on coastal dune dynamics from the University of Victoria in Canada, will lead a field trip at Grattan Beach at 11am today (Thursday August 23)

NUIG on course

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NUI Galway’s first student entry in the Round Ireland Yacht Race is still on course for honours.

Fast boats to China — the race is on again

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The boat with the strongest Irish connection, Team Sanya celebrated Chinese New Year’s Eve this week by leading a full strength Volvo Ocean Race fleet off the start line on the 3,051-nautical mile Leg 3 second stage from the Maldives to their home port in China.

Late drama as the race into Abu Dhabi sees rivals split by seconds

Team Telefónica secured overall victory in Leg 2 with a strong second place but there was joy too for Groupama sailing team last night as they notched their first win of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, snatching top spot ahead of their rivals in the dying moments of the sprint into Abu Dhabi.

Volvo yachts hoisted onto ships as organisers bid to avoid pirates

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THE MILLIONS of euro worth of sailing vessels that comprise the competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race were delicately loaded onto ships in the Indian Ocean yesterday in a bid to prevent violent pirates from learning the route and attacking the valuable vessels as they edge slowly closer to the finishing line in Galway next summer.

Abu Dhabi tourists to preview Galway ahead of Volvo finish

Middle Eastern visitors to next year’s Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Galway will be treated to a sneak preview of what’s on offer in the city.

Volvo Race meets the Galway Races with boat display next week

Two of the biggest racing events of the year will come face-to-face this weekend as the Green Dragon boat, Ireland’s entry for the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race, docks in Galway city for four days during the Galway Races.

Dragon flys

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By its very nature the 35,000 mile Volvo Ocean Race that started from Alicante on Saturday attracts the hardiest of sailors. They are usually men with tough teak muscles and a hell of a lot of fortitude, capable of withstanding the roughest of seas in temperatures that can range from -5 to 50 Celcius.

Enter the dragon

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Galway received its first glimpse of its entry into this year’s Volvo Ocean Race when it sailed into the city on Sunday amid of flotilla of supporting yachts.

Irish businesses back Ireland’s Volvo entry

Just a week before the world’s greatest ocean race begins, Ireland’s entry, the Green Dragon, has been handed a major financial boost.


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