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Catch all the latest action and news from the Volvo Ocean Race on TG4 and online at www.tg4.tv

Coverage on TG4 – Full Schedule

SUNDAY 24 JUNE
2:40pm    Volvo Ocean Race
Highlights from the end of Leg 8 as the boats arrive in Lorient after their journey from Lisbon.

SATURDAY 30 JUNE
11:45am   LIVE Volvo Ocean Race (And live on www.tg4.tv)
Live coverage of the In-Port Race from Lorient, France. Situated in Brittany in north-west France, Lorient has a long-standing link to the maritime world and is the first French harbour to welcome the Race since La Rochelle did in 2002. The race course for the in-port race is always close to shore, so spectators will have a great view of the races.

SUNDAY 1 JULY
11:45am    LIVE Volvo Ocean Race (And live on www.tg4.tv)
Live coverage of the start of Leg 9, which see’s the boats depart Lorient and make their way to Galway, a distance of 485 nautical miles (898 kilometres). Ironically, Lorient has been a twin town of Galway since 1978. The last stage of the Volvo Ocean Race will be short but intense with around 3 days at sea. The gun will be fired at 1pm in the Lorient’s bay and the boat will head back south to Belle-Ile before they head back up towards Galway. The race’s final sprint from France to Ireland takes the fleet on a predominantly coastal course: first north along the shores of western Brittany, then across the English Channel and up the prehistoric south coast of Ireland to the finish line in Galway. Short as it is compared to the preceding legs, this final passage is fraught with obstacles to be negotiated including commercial shipping lanes and rocky outcrops, as well as a seemingly endless series of headlands and major tidal gates. Added to this is the potential for rapidly changing weather conditions, which will keep the crews on their toes as they battle their way to the finish line in Galway.
 
MONDAY 2 JULY
7:30pm   Volvo Ocean Race
Highlights from the start of Leg 9, which see’s the boats depart Lorient and make their way to Galway, a distance of 485 nautical miles (898 kilometres).

SATURDAY 7 JULY
12:45pm   LIVE Volvo Ocean Race  (And live on www.tg4.tv)
Live coverage of the in-port race from Galway Bay. The Galway stopover for the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race was a huge success for the city and for the race, and once again the Volvo Ocean Race will visit this ancient west coast city of Ireland, this time as the finish line of the 2011-12 race.  The Volvo Ocean Race fleet will finish the race in the fabled waters of Galway Bay in July 2012 where they are bound to receive a tremendous Irish welcome at the end of the final leg from Lorient.

9:40pm   Volvo Ocean Race
Highlights from the in-port race in Galway and the Prize Giving.

SUNDAY 29 JULY
2:00pm    Volvo Ocean Race Official Film
A look back at the 2011/2012 race as the boats left Alicante last October, sailing around the world and visiting ports and cities such as Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland, Itajaí, Miami, Lisbon, Lorient and Galway. It is undeniably the world’s premier global race and one of the most demanding team sporting events in the world.  The race is the ultimate mix of world class sporting competition and on the edge adventure, a unique blend of onshore glamour with offshore drama and endurance.
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