The Race

 
 

At the end of June 2011, around 50 of the world’s most beautiful Tall Ships will sail up the River Suir and take up residence on Waterford’s famous quayside, before setting sail for the first leg of the famous Tall Ships Races on Sunday, July 3rd.

Tomidi

Tomidi

This Whitbread Round the World Racer (ex Rucanor) is the only Belgian ...

 
 
Johanna Lucretia

Johanna Lucretia

The Johanna Lucretia was built in 1945 at the Rhoose shipyard in Ghent...

 
 
Spaniel

Spaniel

The 56 ft SPANIEL II was built in Szczecin in 1979 to replace the 38ft...

 
 
Royalist

Royalist

Class: A Flag: UK Length: 28.08m Rig: Brig Year Built:...

 
 
Prolific

Prolific

The sail training ship PROLIFIC, administrated by the non-profit found...

 
 
Black Diamond of Durham

Black Diamond of Durham

Black Diamond of Durham was commissioned in 1972 for her original owne...

 
 
 
 
 
After two years of preparations involving an estimated 13,760 hours of voluntary effort, Waterford successfully hosted The Tall Ships Races 2011 from June 30-July 3.
It’s estimated that 500,000 people enjoyed the spectacle in the city and along the Suir Estuary. To all those individuals and organisations that made this huge international event possible and to the people of Waterford who embraced the occasion brilliantly – thank you. To those who visited Waterford, we look forward to welcoming you back soon and invite you to visit www.discoverwaterfordcity.ie to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in Ireland’s oldest city. To the sail training family at the heart of The Tall Ships Races, we look forward to your return!

Here we showcase a small selection of Dylan Vaughan’s photography from four magical days.