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Dragon’s courage breathes new fire into race as it enters home port

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The Green Dragon’s battle with boat and sea in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race is sparking a huge interest from Galway supporters ahead of the city stopover in May.

Newport boy shortlisted for HB Let’s Sail final

Andrew Moran from Newport has been announced as a finalist of the HB Let’s Sail competition, as part of the Volvo Ocean Race Galway Stopover 2009. Primary and Secondary school students entered the competition to design and build a boat, made using HB ice-cream sticks. As a finalist Andrew will meet with Ian Walker from the Green Dragon team at the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday May 24. The overall winner, announced on the day, will receive a family trip to the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Stockholm.

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.

 

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