The prestigious international Volvo Ocean race will return to Galway in 2012.
Following the hugely successful 2009 stopover in Galway, the race organisers have chosen the city as the venue to host the lucrative finishing leg of the race in 2012.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen has welcomed the return of the event; “I am more than happy to welcome the return of the Volvo Ocean race to our shores and pledge our support,” Mr Cowen said in Dublin today.
Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism promotion body is to invest €4million in the event that is expect to bring over €60million in revenue to the country.
myguideIreland ran a very successful Volvo Ocean Race special offer in 2009 to coincide with the leg from Boston to Ireland and hope to bring thousands of yachting and sailing enthusiasts to Ireland again for 2012