A large flotilla of boats was on the water to greet Cork as she raced into Kinsale on Sunday 27 June. Now there’s the chance to join the parade as the whole Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race fleet sails from Kinsale to Cork City on Wednesday 7 July.
The ten ocean racing yachts will be leaving Kinsale at 11am and sailing into Cork Harbour between Roches Point and Weaver’s Point, on past Cobh for a photo shoot and then on into Cork City centre, where they will arrive at 5pm at the new Cork City pontoons.
Cork Clipper Festival is issuing an open invitation to join the parade and really show the visiting crews a Cork “Céad Míle Fáilte”
The official welcome will take place at 6pm on the main stage at Albert Quay in the Clipper Festival Race Village where the festival will be held until Friday 9 July. There will be more than 50 free acts on the main stage.
The fleet will leave in a final farewell parade of sail at 1pm from Port of Cork before the yachts reach the Royal Cork Yacht Club start line at Weavers Point for the official start of the penultimate stage of Clipper 09-10 at 5pm.
So come and join the fleet that has circumnavigated the globe in the official Clipper Parades of Sail on Wednesday 7 July from 11am and Friday 9 July from 1pm.