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Arrival of the 23 boats that sailed from Galway into Lorient in July 2019

End of June 2019, 23 sailing boats embarked on an epic journey travelling from Galway to Lorient.

The idea started between friends in Lorient and with the Galway Sailing Club to help promote the twinning between the 2 towns and show exchanges in very different and innovative ways.

Sailors from Galway, Mayo, Sligo and stopped in various locations in Clare, Kerry, West Cork, Brittany where they got together and also managed to raise funds for the SNSM (les Sauveteurs en Mer) from Groix Island (close to Lorient)- Sea Rescuers –

They all gathered in Ile de Groix to then be joined by fellow sailors from Lorient and made a remarkable and united arrival to the Port of Lorient while flying the Galway and twinning colours proudly.