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Tall Ships Are Coming to Dublin But Bank Holiday Parade of Sail 'Unlikely'

28th May 2018
Sixteen Tall Ships, including Pelican of London, will arrive in Dublin over June Bank Holiday as part of a Tall Ships Regatta Sixteen Tall Ships, including Pelican of London, will arrive in Dublin over June Bank Holiday as part of a Tall Ships Regatta Photo: Afloat.ie

The hoped-for Parade of Sail at the end of Dublin's Tall Ships Regatta on the June Bank Holiday weekend will not be taking place. Instead, the ships will leave earlier on Bank Holiday Monday Morning. 'The Ships will leave together from Dublin but a parade of sail is unlikely and low key', according to a spokesperson.

As Afloat.ie reported earlier, the Tall Ships Regatta sails into Dublin Port from Friday, 1st June to Monday, 4th June. Organised by Sail Training International, the stopover in Dublin is hosted by Dublin City Council & Dublin Port Company.

This year, the Regatta features seventeen ships racing from Liverpool to Dublin. They will then continue on to the historic Bay of Biscay, finishing up in Bordeaux, France. While this event is not on the scale of the Tall Ships Races of the past, it will give maritime enthusiasts a flavour of what these majestic ships are like, up close.

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