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8 years 2 months ago #8542

Well what do people make of it? must say pretty impressed again, was a bit worried things wouldn't be got together in time but it looks like a major success even allowing for the usual Galway weather.

People are quick enough to criticise but top marks to all for bringing such a prestigious event to Galway and then putting on a good show.

I know they said the last time could be the start of something down the Docks but really hope that after this is over that the Docks can be developed into a major asset for Galway heading into the future.

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8 years 2 months ago #8543

Borders no.2 wrote: Well what do people make of it? must say pretty impressed again, was a bit worried things wouldn't be got together in time but it looks like a major success even allowing for the usual Galway weather.

People are quick enough to criticise but top marks to all for bringing such a prestigious event to Galway and then putting on a good show.

I know they said the last time could be the start of something down the Docks but really hope that after this is over that the Docks can be developed into a major asset for Galway heading into the future.


It's been great BN2, hope the new marina gets built off the back of this success.
it's a class looking idea, there is an artists image of it on the ocean race booklet

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8 years 2 months ago #8545

Brilliant. Great crowds, great atmosphere around the whole city and great events. The arrival of the boats was something else.

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8 years 2 months ago #8559

wasnt around for last one but have been here for all this one and am really enjoyin it. Weather aside its been brilliant and really looking forward to the stunning tonite!

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8 years 2 months ago #8560

According to the front page of the advertiser, the head honcho of the ocean race has already said they would find it hard to refuse Galway another finale if they applied for it. In fairness, when you compare the welcome the boats have recieved in Galway to what happens at the other locations, you'd have to say that the organisers have done a great job putting something together that people want to attend. Hats off.

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8 years 2 months ago #8561

The pictures looked fantastic and I have heard nothing but good things, but in terms of a repeat performance there is always the law of diminishing returns.

It would be hard to replicate the night if it happened again soon.


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8 years 2 months ago #8571

The teams love the fact that everything is in walkng distance from where they stay in the city, the sailers WANT to come back to Galway for everything that is involved, the marina, the hospitality, the welcome.

I have to say as a blow-in, this is a pretty cool place to live and bring up children.

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8 years 2 months ago #8572

ummm, wrote: The pictures looked fantastic and I have heard nothing but good things, but in terms of a repeat performance there is always the law of diminishing returns.

It would be hard to replicate the night if it happened again soon.


Not sure I agree. For a start, the race is only held every 3 years so I don't think the novelty factor wears off. Also, it was obvious that the organisers had learnt some lessons from the first time, and made some big improvements this time around. Assuming Galway gets the nod again, I would expect them to do it again, and make it even better next time. For example, I'd like to see some bigger names playing the main stage - no disrespect to Sharon Shannon, but I don't think she is the right act to headline the Saturday night.

Anyway, it's all over now, so hats off once again to the organisers. Some great publicity for Galway.

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8 years 2 months ago #8578

it was a great 9 days. i made it down to the docks nearly every day i enjoyed it that much.

bring on 2015 i say. wish we had it every year. 10 times better than the races.

the crowd that got the volvo here were great and well done to all involved.
hopefully they might start looking for an other big event for 2013 or 2014 to fill the gap till next volvo ocean race. fingers crossed

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8 years 2 months ago #8580

RonanL wrote:

ummm, wrote: The pictures looked fantastic and I have heard nothing but good things, but in terms of a repeat performance there is always the law of diminishing returns.

It would be hard to replicate the night if it happened again soon.


Not sure I agree. For a start, the race is only held every 3 years so I don't think the novelty factor wears off. Also, it was obvious that the organisers had learnt some lessons from the first time, and made some big improvements this time around. Assuming Galway gets the nod again, I would expect them to do it again, and make it even better next time. For example, I'd like to see some bigger names playing the main stage - no disrespect to Sharon Shannon, but I don't think she is the right act to headline the Saturday night.

Anyway, it's all over now, so hats off once again to the organisers. Some great publicity for Galway.


I'm not a massive boater (maybe a bloater, but that's something for another time) so I didn't realise it's only every 3 years. That's not so bad I guess.

Feels a bit greedy though :)


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7 years 1 month ago #18804

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