Volvo Ocean Race Galway Stopover

Volvo Ocean Race Galway Stopover

Let’s Do It Galway the not for profit event organisers are planning a two week festival of water and landbased fun and festivities for all the family at the Volvo Ocean Race Galway Stopover.

Volvo Ocean Race will be the biggest sporting event that Ireland has hosted since the Ryder Cup and it is free for everyone to attend. It will all start with the arrival of the 8 entries which includes Ireland’s ‘Green Dragon’ in the Volvo Ocean Race on the weekend of 23 May 2009.

 

Volvo Ocean Race Event Programme

The Volvo Ocean Race Arrivals weekend May 22 – 24

 

Saturday 23 May

 

  • Events on Galway Bay

Galway Bay will be ablaze with traditional welcoming bonfires
Each boat will receive a rousing Galway welcome with a fanfare of drumming and pyrotechnics and a presentation on the main stage.

There will be windsurfing and Kitesurfing displays

 

  • In the Race Village

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all weekend.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience – Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, you may even get to scale its 110 ft mast!

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – Kila supported by The Deans and DJ Shaney 
                                    19.30 – 22.30pm, Race Village.

Breathnach Quay Stage – Emmet Scanlan and What the Good Thought 18.30pm -19.30pm.

Club House – Galway Bay Jazz Band 16.00  DJ Finan 8pm.

 

  • Galway City
Street theatre and children’s entertainment by day.
 
Galway City Museum Storytelling and Exhibitions.12:00 – 13:00 & 15:00 – 16:00
Adults: €5; Children: €3; Family: €12 (2 adults & 2 children)
 
COPE Triathlon Salthill start 10.00
 
 
 

Sunday 24 May

 

  • Events on Galway Bay

420 Class Connachts
Even Keel (presented by AIB Bank)
Daily Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays

 

  • In the Race Village

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all weekend.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, you may even get to scale its 110 ft mast!

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – Official race village Opening Ceremony featuring Máirtín O’ Connor, Frankie Gavin, The Cois Claddaigh Choir and the Galway Tenors 22.00 Race Village.
 

Breathnach Quay Stage – Emmet Scanlan and What the Good Thought 18.30pm -19.30pm.

Club House – Galway Bay Jazz Band 16.00,  DJ Finan 20.00

 

  • Galway City

Street theatre and children’s entertainment by day.
Galway City Museum Exhibitions.

 

Monday May 25

 

  • Events on Galway Bay

Even Keel (presented by AIB Bank)
Daily Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays

 

  • In the Race Village

HB Let’s Do It Ocean Adventure Schools Programme School Tour visits to the Race Village.

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all week.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, Q&A sessions and seminars

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – Spirit of Africa present Motema & Oleku DJ Shaney 19.30-22.30, Race Village 

Dance Floor –  Afrish.                                                                
 

Breathnach Quay Stage – Tucan Project 18.30.

Club House – Tucan Project 20.00, DJ Padraic 21.30

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Galway City Museum Tour of the Claddagh Village and Exhibitions.

 

Tuesday May 26

 

  • Events on Galway Bay

Even Keel (presented by AIB Bank)
Daily Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays

 

  • In the Race Village

HB Let’s Do It Ocean Adventure Schools Programme School Tour visits to the Race Village.

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all week.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, Q&A sessions and seminars

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – Lucia Evans supported by Neev Kennedy , DJ Ben Ó Faolain 19.30 – 22.30 Race Village

Dance Floor –  Youth Ballet West 17.30.                                                               
 

Breathnach Quay Stage – No Bango 18.30.

Club House –  DJ Mailo 21.30

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Galway City Museum Tour of the Claddagh Village and Exhibitions.

 

Wednesday May 27

 

  • Events on Galway Bay

Even Keel (presented by AIB Bank)
Daily  Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays

 

  • In the Race Village

HB Let’s Do It Ocean Adventure Schools Programme School Tour visits to the Race Village.

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all week.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, Q&A sessions and seminars

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – Caminos de Tango with Fantango Trio present Strictly Come Tango. Mayo Youth Choir & Galway Gospel Choir 19.30 – 22.30  Race Village

Dance Floor –  Milonga.17.30.                                                               
 

Breathnach Quay Stage – Bahh 18.30.

Club House –  Hazardhollow 20.00 , DJ Keith 21.30
 

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Galway City Museum Tour of the Claddagh Village and Exhibitions.

St Nicolas’ Collegiate Church- Galway Civic Trust, Ireland’s Prehistoric Celtic and Medieval Instruments 20.30.

 

Thuresday May 28

 

  • Events on Galway Bay

Even Keel (presented by AIB Bank)
Daily Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays

 

  • In the Race Village

HB Let’s Do It Ocean Adventure Schools Programme School Tour visits to the Race Village.

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all week.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, Q&A sessions and seminars

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – The Hothouse Flowers supported by A Band Called Wanda, DJ Mike Larkin  19.30 – 22.30  Race Village

Breathnach Quay Stage – Estas Tonne 18.30.

Club House –  Anna Mc Carthy 20.00 , DJ Swamp Stomp 21.30
 

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Galway City Museum Tour Exhibitions.

Galway Greyhound Stadium Open Day

 

Volvo Ocean Race In Port Racing Weekend May 29 – June 1

 

Friday May 29

 

Follow the Green Dragon Route (Eyre Sq to Salthill) May 29 – June 1

  • Green Dragon Route

An Púca Eyre Sq, all day
St Patrick’s Brass Band Eyre Sq 7pm
Galway Community Circus and Circus Gerbola Nimmo’s Pier
Spraoi presents ‘The Box’ Spanish Arch, 5pm
Tumble Circus presents ‘Grounded’ Race Village 6pm
Galway Community Circus and Circus Gerbola Nimmo’s Pier

 

  • Events on Galway Bay
Junior Parade of Sail
Search and Rescue Simulation RNLI & Coast Guard
Even Keel (presented by AIB Bank)
Daily Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays

 

  • In the Race Village

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all weekend.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, you may even get to scale its 110 ft mast!

Boat Show

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – The Coronas supported by Stonelakes,  Wax Evasion  19.30 – 22.30  Race Village

Breathnach Quay Stage – Matt Porter 18.30.

Club House –  Live Music for Dead Birds  20.00 , The Disconauts & Guests 21.30
 

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Galway City Museum Tour Exhibitions.

 

Saturday May 30

 

Follow the Green Dragon Route (Eyre Sq to Salthill) May 29 – June 1

  • Green Dragon Route
An Púca Eyre Sq, all day
Batafada Eyre Square  17.00
Alá Community Theatre and Arts Education Project: Fractured Fairytales- A Theatricade Race Village 11.00
Boat Show and Grant Goldie That Man Show 19.00 – Race Village.
Galway Arts Centre: Sandcastles, Performance and DJ vibes by the Beach Ladies Beach Salthill, 15.00
Featuring DJ Mr Whippy, sandcastle building competition.
Hooks and Crookes Sea Shanties – Salthill 15.30
Tumble Circus Salthill 16.00
Spraoi presents ‘The Box’ – Spanish Arch, 17.00
Galway Community Circus and Circus Gerbola Nimmo’s Pier

 

  • Events on Galway Bay
Volvo Ocean Race Galway In Port Race 1pm.
Best viewing from Salthill Promenade with big screens and commentary.
Even Keel (presented by AIB)
Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays daily.

Red Arrows Air Display supported by Failte Salthill and Seapoint 12 noon
Best viewing from Salthill Promenade with commentary.

 

  • In the Race Village

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all weekend.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, you may even get to scale its 110 ft mast!

Boat Show

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – Sharon Shannon supported by Cora Smyth and Don Stiffe  19.30 – 22.30  Race Village

Breathnach Quay Stage – Cuckoo Savante 18.30.

Club House –  Hooks and Crookes  18.00 ,  DJ Mulligan Music  20.00,  DJ Hazo 21.30
 

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Art Workshop ‘The Galway Hooker’ Galway City Museum. Children and adults can then try their hands at making their own boat from cardboard, wood and stiff material for the sail.Suitable for children aged 6-12. Price: €3 per child / Adults free (pre-booking essential) Time: 12:00 – 13:30 & 15:00 – 16:30

Galway City Museum Tour Exhibitions.

 

Sunday  May 31

Follow the Green Dragon Route (Eyre Sq to Salthill) May 29 – June 1

  • Green Dragon Route
An Púca – Eyre Sq, all day
Conor Lambert Puppet Theatre Salthill 14.00
Baboro Drum Circle Salthill 15.00 This is a real family event, participation is free, bring a drum or a shaker, and get into the beat
Bone Idle Salthill 15.00
Hooks and Crookes Sea Shanties Salthill 15.30
Tumble Circus Salthill 16.00
Ceoltoirí Corafinne Eyre Square 19.00
Galway Community Circus and Circus Gerbola Nimmo’s Pier
Grant Goldie That Man Show 7pm- Race Village

 

  • Events on Galway Bay
Volvo Ocean Race Galway Pro Am Race 12.00noon
 Best viewing from Salthill Promenade with big screens and commentary.
Galway Bay Sailing Club Invitational
Even Keel (presented by AIB)
Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays daily.

 

  • In the Race Village

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all weekend.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, you may even get to scale its 110 ft mast!

Boat Show

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – Trad on the Prom, Tulla Céilí Band, Big Band of Sticks 19.30 – 22.30  Race Village

Dance Stage – Céilí 20.30

Club House – Hooks & Crookes 18.00, H & Baz Live Loops 20.00, DJ Stevie B 21.30.
 

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Galway City Museum Tour Exhibitions.

 

Monday 1 June 

 

Follow the Green Dragon Route (Eyre Sq to Salthill) May 29 – June 1

  • Green Dragon Route
An Púca – Eyre Sq, all day
Lackagh Mummers Eyre Sq 14.00
Patrician Boys Band – Eyre Sq 17.00
Galway Community Circus and Circus Gerbola (Pobal na Gaillimhe agus Circus Gerbola) Nimmo’s Pier
Rusty and Shuggie, Salthill Promenade 15.00
COPE Chinese Whispers (Duirt bean liom go nduirt bean lei) Salthill Promenade14.00
Tumble Circus- My Two Left Feet entertain in the Race Village

 

  • Events on Galway Bay
Galway Bay Sailing Club Invitational
Galway Hooker Racing
Multihulls – Catamaran Racing
Even Keel (presented by AIB)
Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays daily.

 

  • In the Race Village

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all week.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, you may even get to scale its 110 ft mast!

Boat Show

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – Máirtín O’Connor supported by Nábac, Mulkerrin Brothers19.30 – 22.30  Race Village

Club House – Trad Session 14.00, Mick Crehen and the Band 20.00, DJ Baka Beyond  21.30. 

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Galway City Museum Tour Exhibitions.

 

Tuesday June 2

 

  • Events on Galway Bay
Even Keel (presented by AIB)
Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays daily.

 

  • In the Race Village

HB Let’s Do It Ocean Adventure Schools Programme School Tour visits to the Race Village.

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all week.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, Q&A sessions and seminars.

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – Keith McDonald and the Big Band supported by All that Jazz, DJ Will Softly 19.30 – 22.30  Race Village

Dance Stage – Galway Swing Dance.

The Breathnach Quay Stage – Joe Furey and the Hayride 18.30

Club House – Neev Kennedy 20.00, DJ Martin 21.30. 

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Tour of the Claddagh Village, Live Currach Building and Exhibitions in Galway City Museum.
 

Druid Theatre Company: Playboy of the Western World Town Hall Theatre.

 

Wednesday June 3

 

  • Events on Galway Bay
GB09 Cruiser Championships.
Even Keel (presented by AIB)
Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays daily. 
 

 

  • In the Race Village

HB Let’s Do It Ocean Adventure Schools Programme School Tour visits to the Race Village.

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all week.

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, Q&A sessions and seminars.

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – The Cunningham Sound supported by Liz Hanrahan 19.30 – 22.30  Race Village

Dance Stage – Galway Dance Centre 18.00

The Breathnach Quay Stage – Timber Tramps 18.30

Club House – Timbertramps 21.30. 

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Tour of the Claddagh Village, Live Currach Building and Exhibitions in Galway City Museum. 

Druid Theatre Company: Playboy of the Western World Town Hall Theatre.

An Taibhdhearc Theatre Company Present: Glór, St Nicolas Collegiate Church.

Galway Civic Trust Talk on the Traditional Boats of Ireland in the Harbour Hotel.

 

Thursday June 4

 

  • Events on Galway Bay
GB09 Cruiser Championships.
Even Keel (presented by AIB)
Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays daily. 
 

 

  • In the Race Village

HB Let’s Do It Ocean Adventure Schools Programme School Tour visits to the Race Village.

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all Week

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome.
 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, Q&A sessions and seminars.

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – Aslan supported by Classified, DJ Cyril Briscoe 19.30 – 22.30  Race Village

The Breathnach Quay Stage – Café Minor 18.30

Club House – DJ Rory D  21.30. 

 

  • Galway City

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Tour of the Claddagh Village, Live Currach Building and Exhibitions in Galway City Museum. 

Druid Theatre Company: Playboy of the Western World Town Hall Theatre.

An Taibhdhearc Theatre Company Present: Glór, St Nicolas Collegiate Church.

 

The Volvo Ocean Race Departure Weekend June 5-6

 

Friday June 5

 

  • Events on Galway Bay
GB09 Cruiser Championships.
Even Keel (presented by AIB)
Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Displays daily. 
 

 

  • In the Race Village

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all Week

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome. 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, Q&A sessions and seminars.

 

  • Music Programme

Topaz Main Stage – The Stunning supported by Blasterbra,  Mark James the Band 19.30 – 22.30  Race Village

The Breathnach Quay Stage – The Trampz 18.30

Club House – The Trampz 20.00 , DJ Ger Regan  21.30. 

 

  • Galway City

Street theatre and children’s entertainment by day.

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Galway City Museum Exhibitions

Druid Theatre Company: Playboy of the Western World Town Hall Theatre.

An Taibhdhearc Theatre Company Present: Glór, St Nicolas Collegiate Church.

 

Saturday June 6

 

  • Events on Galway Bay
Volvo Ocean Race Farewell Ceremony blessing of the fleet and departure from dock 11 am (subject to change)
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 Start 14.30pm.
Parade of Sail OSM 100 mile Race
GB09 Cruiser Championships. 
 

 

  • In the Race Village

Fine Foods, Crafts, Retail and Exhibitions in the Race Village all Week

The Volvo Ocean Race Experience Interact with and learn about the race through the Volvo Ocean Race Simulator, The Grinder Challenge, Model Boat Racing and the Dome. 

The PUMA Mast Challenge – visit the sister yacht of PUMA’s il Mostro, Q&A sessions and seminars.

 

  • Music Programme

Club House – Galway Bay Jazz Band  16.00

 

  • Galway City

Street theatre and children’s entertainment by day.

Creative West Galway Art Trail :- Exhibitions and Installations located all over Galway, of local and internationally renowned artists on a range of themes including Sailing and Maritime Culture.

Galway City Museum Exhibitions

Druid Theatre Company: Playboy of the Western World Town Hall Theatre.

An Taibhdhearc Theatre Company Present: Glór Friday, St Nicolas’ Collegiate Church.
 

 

Sunday June 7

Family Fun Day in Association with Failte Salthill Family Trails

A fun day out for all the family, join us for a short trail along the Salthill Promenade with lots of entertainment along the way and a big party at the end!

A great day out for young and old alike. Time 14.00 – 17.00

 

 

 

 

 
 

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