Greencastle reaches great heights
with airshow and top yacht race
COMMUNITIES along the
Foyle will be out in force to welcome the twelve 70
ft. clipper yachts as they enter the local lough
later this month.
As part of the famous circumnavigation race, the
Clipper fleet will have just completed Race 14, Leg
8, 2850 nautical miles from New York via the famous
Flemish Cap. The eighth leg left New York on June 7
and the fleet is expected to arrive here from
Saturday, June 21.
The Clipper 2013/2014 race set off from London's St
Katherine Docks on September 1, last. The teams are:
Derry ~Londonderry~Doire; Great Britain; Henri
Lloyd; Invest Africa; Jamaica All Right; Mission
Performance; Old Pulteney; One DLL- de Lage Landen;
PSP Logistics; Qingdao; Switzerland and Team GARMIN.
The Derry-Londonderry Round the World
Clipper yacht when it sailed up Lough Foyle back in
This year Donegal
County Council has been working with members of the
Greencastle community, the Irish Coast Guard and
Moville Boat Club to organise and facilitate the
race start along with other activities.
From Wednesday, June 25, the public can visit enjoy
a close view of the Clipper yachts on the water as
they host corporate races from Greencastle harbour
from June 25 - 27. On Thursday, June 25, Moville
Boat Club will host an open cruisers race. From
Friday, June 26 there will be live music in the
local bars while the fun pub tour will also be back
in service. A fun fair will be back in the village
green over the weekend and on Sunday, June 29, the
celebrations will reach even greater heights when
the Red Arrows begin their sensational 25-minute air
show from 2.45pm. This will be followed by the
Clipper Race start at 3.45 pm.
Gemma Havlin of the Inishowen Maritime Museum was
one of the organisers of the hugely successful Foyle
Inishowen welcome festival in 2012.
"With the announcement that the famous Red Arrows
will be performing a 25-minute air display above
Greencastle, it is expected that this year’s
attendance may be even bigger," she said.
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