Aiel Registered User
#181

On top of the hill beside Silver Strand beach is a great place to watch the in-port race,thats where we were last time and we had a great view,i highly recommend people to go there to watch it.It will be jammed with cars down there though so walk or cycle there if you can or park up at Barna Church and walk down.

nox001 Registered User
#182

I was out in the bay in the thick of it on a friends yacht the last time it was excellent being out there, got so close to the action. That's the plan again this time.

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#183

People actually watch the boats?

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squonk Registered User
#184

I_smell_fear said:
People actually watch the boats?


I know! They'll entertain me for about 20 minutes whereas the free gigs and shenanigans will entertain me for far longer. I've done some sailing but I'm not mad into the whole thing. It's great they're coming but if all this ado was going on for a container of monkeys being unloaded at the docks, I'd be equally as interested!

JohnCleary Registered User
#185

Chicken1 said:
Looks great on the tv but standing on the prom at Salthill watching sails a few miles away is not very exciting. I watched the last time and quite honestly there is nothing to see unless you are out there, not knocking in any way but when they are well away from the coast its boring.


There'll be plenty of commercial boats offering day's out on the water.

I don't know about costs etc. but if I recall from last time it was about 35euro a head - not bad for a day out on the water.

Mrs OBumble Registered User
#186

Aiel said:
On top of the hill beside Silver Strand beach is a great place to watch the in-port race,... It will be jammed with cars down there though so walk or cycle there if you can


On a fine day, Silver Strand is pretty accessible by public transport too, about 15/20-ish minutes walk from Knocknacarra. (No 6, Barna neighbourhood map.)

Chicken1 Registered User
#187

When are the boats due to arrive in Galway, the Volvo website says the boats are due to depart Lorient on the 1st of July that means it will be a few days before they get to Galway, if the weather is calm it could even be longer. That could cause a lot of grief for people coming to see them.

JohnCleary Registered User
#188

Chicken1 said:
When are the boats due to arrive in Galway, the Volvo website says the boats are due to depart Lorient on the 1st of July that means it will be a few days before they get to Galway, if the weather is calm it could even be longer. That could cause a lot of grief for people coming to see them.


They're due in on the 3rd but there is no guarantee. It's sailing, spectators will have to deal with it

pleasant Co. delightful
#189

JohnCleary said:
They're due in on the 3rd but there is no guarantee. It's sailing, spectators will have to deal with it


just saving this quote for another time

yeehaw Registered User
#190

Define 'a lot of grief'? Vast majority of spectators are unlikely to be heading to Galway until the weekend.

Chicken1 Registered User
#191

yeehaw said:
Define 'a lot of grief'? Vast majority of spectators are unlikely to be heading to Galway until the weekend.


There are two weekends for the event, I thought the boats would be in for the start which is the 30th June, I am sure there will be a lot more thinking this as it runs from June 30th to July 8. That means people arriving the 1st weekend will not see any boats.

McTigs Registered User
#192

JohnCleary said:
They're due in on the 3rd but there is no guarantee. It's sailing, spectators will have to deal with it

Reminds me of my mum the last time round. She reckined the boats should have been instructed to wait around the back of the aran islands and then arrive in to the bay at a "reasonable hour.... like after 12 o clock mass"

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yeehaw Registered User
#193

Chicken1 said:
There are two weekends for the event, I thought the boats would be in for the start which is the 30th June, I am sure there will be a lot more thinking this as it runs from June 30th to July 8. That means people arriving the 1st weekend will not see any boats.


People arriving the first weekend were never going to see any boats anyway.

Who gives a **** about boats?

JohnCleary Registered User
#194

Chicken1 said:
There are two weekends for the event, I thought the boats would be in for the start which is the 30th June, I am sure there will be a lot more thinking this as it runs from June 30th to July 8. That means people arriving the 1st weekend will not see any boats.


If people are too lazy to at least check the timetable/schedule before 'booking time off' etc. then they've no one to blame but themselves.

Regardless of when anyone comes between June 30th - July 8th, I suspect they'll still have a ball.

I've my case of Buckie and berth in the Docks booked... bring it on

McTigs Registered User
#195

nox001 said:
I was out in the bay in the thick of it on a friends yacht the last time it was excellent being out there, got so close to the action. That's the plan again this time.

Did you wear your Dubarrys for the occasion?

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