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Tall Ship Docks Ahead of Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival

18th May 2018
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Thousands of visitors are expected to attend this weekend the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival (19-20 May) to see TS Royalist and other Tall Ships lining Donegall Quay and elsewhere in the harbour. Thousands of visitors are expected to attend this weekend the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival (19-20 May) to see TS Royalist and other Tall Ships lining Donegall Quay and elsewhere in the harbour. Photo: Belfast City Council - facebook

#MaritimeFestivals - Sea cadets have navigated as the first of the Tall Ships to dock in Belfast Harbour ahead of the annual Maritime Festival (19-20 May) which gets underway on Saturday and Sunday. 

With the wind in its sails, ITV News reports that the TS Royalist cut through the water on its way into Belfast Lough (to anchor) on Thursday.

The sea cadets on board pulled together effortlessly as a team.

They've spent a week at sea - some learning the ropes - others building on skills from previous sea-faring adventures.

Two of the cadets are from Northern Ireland and highly recommend the training.

Alexandra McCullough told UTV: “You get a lot of character building and everybody works together as a team, nobody is left out.

“I get confidence on board, you get to meet new friends.”

For much more on the forthcoming festival this weekend click here. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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