Volvo Ocean Race Galway 2012
Ireland's most exciting festival event the Volvo Ocean Race will returned to Galway as the final destination of the 2011/2012 Volvo Ocean Race.
Starting in October in Alicante, the fleet with race south along the African coast to Cape Town, into the Indian Ocean for Abu Dhabi, before bearing east to Sanya (China) and onto city of the sails, Auckland (New Zealand). The route to Itajaí (Brazil) will see the fleet round Cape Horn, every sailor's Everest. Next stop is Miami before a sprint across the Atlantic to Lisbon (Portugal) through the Bay of Biscay to Lorient (France) before the Grand Finale in Galway City.