The Volvo Ocean Race started off in Alicante on October 2008, stopping off in Cape Town, Kochi, Singapore, Qingdao, Rio De Janerio, Boston, Galway, Gothenburg, Stockholm, finishing up in St. Petersburg in June 2009.
The event will make its first-ever Irish stopover in the fabled waters of Galway Bay after the Volvo fleet has completed a high-speed Atlantic dash from Boston, Massachusetts to Galway harbour which is Leg 8 of the Race. The Round the World Race comes from Boston to Galway on the 23rd May 2009 and departs from Galway on the 6th June 2009 for Göteborg.
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