Derry City Council has invested in a 2 race partnership with Clipper Ventures and has a yacht entry in the current 13/14 Clipper Round the World Yacht race and will again in the 15/16 race. This follows the success of the Derry~Londonderry entry in the 11/12 race and the amazing Homecoming festival in June 2012. We will host the race on a stopover in June 2014 and 2016 and host the Foyle Maritime Festival in June 2015 and beyond.
From 21-29 June this year the City will be alive for the homecoming festival when we will welcome the 12 strong fleet of Clipper 70 yachts into the Foyle including the Derry~Londonderry~Doire entry skippered this time by the City's own Sean McCarter.
Don't forget to book your accommodation early for Derry in June through www.derryvisitor.com or call the dedicated accommodation line on +44 (0)28 71263511
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