Thursday, December 13, 2007

The luck of the Irish

Green Team has been confirmed as the seventh entry in the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race.
The boat, designed by Reichel Pugh and in build at McConaghy Boats in China, will be skippered by British Olympian Ian Walker.
The team’s participation is twinned with a race stopover in the west Irish port of Galway. Green Team have secured initial funding from a combination of private investment (led by a project board which includes John Kileen, Enda O’Coineen, Eamon Conneely and Jamie Boag as Team CEO), commercial sponsorship and government backing.
“To be able to announce Ian Walker as skipper and show we have a framework in place for a competitive entry if fantastic,” Boag said.
Walker will oversee both the design and build programme along with crew selection. -