#BelfastTallShips – As of today, there are exactly 50 days to go until 50 of the world's finest Tall Ships begin to arrive on Belfast Lough.
Belfast Harbour will act as the home port before the start of the 2015 Tall Ships Race, with dozens of the world's majestic sailing vessels berthed in city over the weekend of July 2–5.
This is the third time that Belfast has welcomed the Tall Ships Race, having previously staged the event in 1991 and 2009. However, with the city acting as the staging post for the first leg of the race, even more ships will be taking part this year, with some 50 vessels – including 18 massive Class A ships – making the port their home for four days before setting off on their annual challenge.
More than 500,000 people are expected to attend the free event, bringing with them an economic windfall of at least £10 million for the city.
For further information on the events taking place over the weekend, the ships and where they will be berthed, the ancillary entertainments' programme, park and ride facilities and so on.
For info visit www.tallshipsbelfast.com