Volvo Ocean Race Galway Events Spain Day July 7th
Spain Day – The Latin Quarter
SALTHILL AIR DISPLAY TO SALUTE VOLVO SAILORS
BOATS WILL RACE JUST 600 METERS OFFSHORE
Tens of thousands of people are expected to throng Salthill and theGalway coastline tomorrow (Saturday, July 7th) to watch some of the world’s fastest and most spectacular sailing boats in action on Galway Bay – just 600 metres from the shore.
The final In-Port race of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race series will take place on a course between Salthill and Mutton Island and will according to Harbour Master Captain Brian Sheridan provide “an unrivalled opportunity to see the boats being sailed hard at extremely close quarters”.
The “Discover Ireland” sponsored race will get under way at 1pm and will last just under an hour.
The start line will be just 900 meters off Salthill close to Palmer’s Rock and the boats will get even closer to the shore when they round a race mark just 600 meters south of Mutton Island.
Capt Brian Sheridan says “The view of the boats from Grattan Road all the way through to Salthill will be spectacular” After the Volvo fleet returns to Galway Harbour, accompanied by a Parade of Sail, the festival atmosphere will continue in Salthill with an Aer Corp air display and an Irish Coastguard/ RNLI air-sea rescue
demonstration at about 3pm.
The Aer Corp display will involve formation and solo flights by four Pilatus PC-9M aircraft and an Augusta Westland AW 139 helicopter which will also take part in a winching operation in conjunction with the
naval vessel L.E. Niamh.
A coastguard helicopter will stage another simulated rescue and winching operation in conjunction with the RNLI.
Back in the Race Village in the Harbour huge crowds are also expected to attend the overall prize giving ceremony for the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race on the Main Stage at 6pm.
And the night will be rounded off by one of the highlights of the hugely successful series of free open air concerts when Sharon Shannon and her 42 piece orchestra take to the state.
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Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport visits Innovation Hub Time TBC
Innovation in Sport chaired by Michael O’Muirecheartaigh Global Village, Innovation Hub 10am
Volvo Ocean Race V70’s Final Inport Race, Salthill 11am
Volvo Ocean Race Final Prize giving,
Race Village, Main Stage 4pm
Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport visits Innovation Hub
Innovation in Sport (until 1pm) chaired by Michael O’Muirecheartaigh with Danny Rutar, Sports Technologist; Greg Muller, Human Performance Coach; Nathan Lewis Nutritionist to British Olympic Team and Ted Vickey, Sports Exercise Engineer NUIG in the Global Village Innovation Hub
Stay Safe at Sea (until 7pm) Marine Pillar, Global Village
Try Sailing with Galway Bay Sailing Club and Volvo Ocean Race Academy (from 11am) – inside Hare/Mutton until 5pm
All Day Fashion, Jewellery and Beauty Exhibitions. Make up and nail demonstrations, Mini Facials, Global Village, Style Platform
All day – Artisan Food Market showcasing Irish artisan food producers in the Food Pavilion, Global Village
Computer and Communications Exhibit; Science and Technology Vision Show. Innovation Hub, Global Village
Euro- toques Mini Chef’s Children’s Cookery Workshops with Darina Allen Ballymaloe Cookery School: Food Pavillion, Global Village
Volvo Ocean Race V70’s Final Inport Race, Salthill
Street Theatre and Roving Entertainment (until 7pm) Race Village
Irish Food Today: Cookery Demo with Chef Darina Allen, Food Pavillion, Global Village
South Embur, Tupelo, The Gold Diggers, Machine Gun Baby, Rainy Boy Sleep, Ultan Conlon & Kim McKee and Fling Global Village, Main Stage
Exhibitors Fashion Shows (until 6pm) Global Village, Style Platform
Theatre, Drama, Documentaries from Tuam Youth Theatre, followed by The Galway Fringe Festival and The little Cinema: Global Village Theatre & Spoken Word Stages (until 7pm)
The Wooden Spoon: Dinner Party Deserts Paul Kelly, The Merrion Hotel, Dublin Global Village, Food Pavilion
RBW Try Windsurfing
The Rye followed by Eric McGrath, Riptide Movement and DJ iRadio, Race Village, iRadio Marina Stage
Food Skills: Lesser Meat Cuts, Frank O’Connor Hotel School GMIT Global Village Food Pavilion
Volvo Ocean Race Finale Prize giving preceded by Global Cultural Spectacle from LUXe. In attendance Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport and Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Sea Kayak Race Galway Bay
Food Skills: Birgitta Curtin Burren Smokehouse, Lisdoonvarna in the Global Village, Food Pavilion
Flamenco Show: Naiara Nunez y La Canace Cuadra. Race Village, Harbour Main Stage
Volvo Ocean Race Galway Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Global Village, Global Arena. HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in attendance
Sharon Shannon and Orchestra, Race Village, Harbour Main Stage