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Full Sails For Belfast Maritime Festival This Weekend

15th June 2017
Russian frigate Shtandart will stand tall in Belfast after wowing the crowds in Drogheda last weekend Russian frigate Shtandart will stand tall in Belfast after wowing the crowds in Drogheda last weekend

#TallShips - This year’s Belfast Maritime Festival kicks off tomorrow (Friday 16 June) with a chance to climb aboard some of the visiting tall ship flotilla, as the Belfast Telegraph reports.

The Phoenix, Earl of Pembroke and Kaskelot welcome visitors who will also witness the Russian frigate Shtandart, one of the standouts of what’s been dubbed ‘The Voyage’.

The fleet have sailed to Belfast Lough after many of their number took over Drogheda last weekend, and Dublin Port the weekend previous.

Adding to the spectacle will be visiting vessels from both the Naval Service and Royal Navy.

But it’s not all about the big boats, as other highlights of the weekend include try-sailing outings for people of all abilities with Belfast Lough Sailability, while the Lagan Dragons — Northern Ireland’s only dragon boat team comprising breast cancer survivors — will race to the cheers of the crowd.

The Belfast Telegraph has more on the story HERE.

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