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Forkan brothers survived the 2004 tsunami and launched a philanthropic flip flop sensation

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It is hard to believe that next month marks the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami - one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters in recorded history that claimed the lives of 230,000 people across 14 countries.

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.

2012 — a spaced-out odyssey?

There is no doubt that 2012 will be hard pressed to be half as interesting as 2011, but taking a look into my crystal ball, I can see some fascinating developemnts in the months ahead.

Why can’t we just have boring weather anymore

You would think that with all the mess we’re in at the moment, the very least we could get would be a reprieve from the elements. What with us still recovering from the trauma of that few inches of snow last week, but alas, it seems that just as you read these words on this frosty Thursday morning, the first flakes of snow are winding their way down from the heavens above you.

Green Team take one step closer to Galway

Pirates, debris, and hassling fishermen are some of the new dangers Ireland's Green Dragon and the Volvo Ocean fleet face as they head to India on the next leg of the round the world race.


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