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Groupama in Lifeboat Fundraiser Race
Created and organised since 2005 by French sailor Damien Grimont, this record aims to promote safety at sea and support the volunteers, who rally together their members on a daily basis to offer assistance or emergency help to sailors. Originally…
Foxall & Groupama to race Round Britain & Ireland
Damian Foxall and the Groupama crew have announced that the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland forms a major part of their Volvo Ocean Race preparation. "We are going into the Transmanche across the channel race this month and then another…
Groupama - The Green Team?
It's still more than a year until the start of the next Volvo Ocean Race, but we're aready looking at the runners and riders. With Groupama having snaffled two of the most experienced Irish heads in the game, namely Damian…
Groupama plan includes Irish duo
Volvo Ocean Race veteran Damian Foxall and Killian Bushe, who has built the winning boat in the race on three occasions, are part of the team that hope to assist Franck Cammas' Groupama team to win the Volvo Ocean Race.…
VOR port opens first Indian marina
The Indian port of Kochi, which hosted a Volvo Ocean Race stopover during the last edition of the race, has opened the first world-class marina on the entire subcontinent.The Ocean Blue group which built the marina supplied the stopover with…
New battle to land €55m Volvo Ocean Race
DUN LAOGHAIRE-Rathdown County Council is determined not to miss the boat for the next round of applications due for the Volvo Ocean Race writes Claire Murphy in yesterday's Evening Herald. The council is already discussing the 2012 competition after missing…
Green Dragon media man wants another shot
Guo Chuan, media crewman on the Green Dragon, says he wants another bite of the Volvo Ocean Race cherry. But this time, he wants to go as sailor. Chuan, who joined the Irish Green Dragon crew as the sole Asian…
Route to Galway nearly complete
The route for the longest trip to Galway is nearly complete, with just one gap remaining in the Volvo Ocean Race itinerary. The pic (over the fold) shows that with the announcement of a Miami stopover, only one pacific gap…
Route to Galway is complete
The final gap in the Volvo Ocean Race route was plugged overnight, with Auckland, the City of Sails, announced as the second Pacific stopover. The fleet will sail from Sanya in China to Auckland before the leg around Cape Horn…
Puma announces return to VOR
Ken Read and the Puma team have formally thrown their thermal beanie hat in the ring for the next Volvo Ocean Race, pinching a Green Dragon sponsor in the process. 'Il Mostro' will partner with Berg Propulsion for the race,…
Kiwi team for VOR?
Prompted, one can only assume, by the finish being in Galway in 2012, new Volvo Ocean Race teams are coming out of the woodwork thick and fast at the moment. The latest rumour is that Team New Zealand will field…
Afloat.ie: Foxall Joins Groupama for Next Race Round the World
Kerry's Damian Foxall has been signed-up by French skipper Franck Cammas for the 2011-’12 edition of the round the world Volvo Ocean Race. David Branigan of The Irish Times breaks the news this morning. It follows the recent announcement of…
Afloat.ie: Minister Cullen Acknowledges VOR Boost
Welcoming today’s report on the Economic and Media evaluation of Ireland’s participation in the Race that was published at the Morrison hotel in Dublin this morning, Minister for the Arts, Sport and Tourism, Mr Martin Cullen TD said: “Today’s report…
 Afloat.ie: Stop-Over Report Finds Massive Benefit for Galway
The first ever stop over of the Volvo Ocean Race generated Euro 55 million for the West of Ireland according to a Failte Ireland report to be published this morning. The key findings and a link to the full report…
Galway Stop  'Worth Euro 80 Million'
Fáilte Ireland officially puts a figure on the the economic impact of 2009's major sailing event this week when the tourism body values the Galway stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race. The report carried out by Deloitte will show the global…
Less than 10% of VOR suppliers unpaid
Let's Do It Galway, the organising body for the Galway stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, has issued a statement in response to reports that suppliers to the event remain unpaid. The company says that the vast majority of suppliers…

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