Thursday, 21 May 2009
Volvo Ocean Race
The world's biggest sailing event will arrive in Galway (for the very first time!!) on Sunday, 24th May. We are SO excited and are keeping track of the race on the net each day. There are 8 boats in the race and they can travel very fast. The race began in Spain last October. At the moment they are travelling across the Atlantic ocean from Boston. They will stay in Galway for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!!!. We will get a chance to see these boats up close - what an opportunity!! After that the boats will race to Sweden and finally the race will end in Russia. The Volvo Ocean Race is only run every four years. We are all rooting for Ireland's Green Dragon, which was built in China.