Over 70 majestic Tall Ships and an anticipated 500,000 maritime and music fans on the quays of Ireland's oldest city.
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There's so much to see and do in Ireland's sunny south east. Waterford boasts a stunning coastline, a vibrant city, a magical maritime heritage and the warmest of welcomes.
Thursday-Sunday, June 30-July 3, 2011 will be four extraordinary days in Waterford as Ireland once again hosts The Tall Ships Races. This is one of the most spectacular and colourful events in the world and Waterford is gearing up to host over 70 majestic Tall Ships; 1,500 sail trainees and an anticipated 500,000 maritime, music and festival fans on the quays of Ireland's oldest city.
Tall Ships Races is set to be the biggest event in Ireland in 2011 and the return of The Tall Ships to Ireland's South East region will be celebrated with a festival programme capturing the very best of Irish and international acts; street theatre; fireworks; music and food. On board The Tall Ships will also be dozens of Irish young people enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate as trainees, alongside their international peers. This will be an unforgettable occasion and four days of incredible festival fun.