Sports and outdoors

Foyle Maritime Festival

Jul 14 2018 - Jul 22 2018
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44 Foyle Street, Derry~Londonderry, County Londonderry,
T: (028) 7126 7284

The quayside becomes engrossed in Maritime Magic as the city hosts the Foyle Maritime Festival.

The quayside becomes engrossed in maritime magic as the city hosts the Foyle Maritime Festival. Playing host to a fantastic collection of live music, markets, entertainment and river based activities. Not to mention the thrill of the race as the Clipper Race fleet makes it way back to Derry~Londonderry. The distinctive Clipper Race yachts berth in Foyle Port Marina during the race stopover from New York before finishing the race in Liverpool.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘voyages’ in acknowledgment of our city and district’s rich maritime heritage and the journeys that we as a people and place have experienced. It’s also in reference to the incredible voyages the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race crew have experienced, competing in this epic circumnavigation for almost eleven months. This race is a test of human endurance like no other with over half of each crew having little or no sailing experience.

We are honoured to play host to all of the race teams involved. As the first yachts arrive into the city to rapturous applause from thousands of well wishers, Foyle Port will be transformed into an international marina and the celebrations will begin. All the seafaring action will be set to a spectacular backdrop of live music, street performances, fantastic food and a surprise or two.