Foyle Inishowen Clipper
The village of Greencastle is running a week long festival from June to July to celebrate the Clipper Challenge yacht race. Festival Programme includes family fun days, a folklore parade, hog roasts, street entertainers, lots of traditional music and local musicians in the pubs and restaurants & on the streets, a tea dance, boat trips, a funfair and much more!
There is something for everyone to enjoy:
- Greencastle Main Events
- Greencastle Festival Music
- On the Water
- Other Events Along the Foyle
40,000 miles of ocean racing and around 450 people facing the challenge of a lifetime. The Clipper Challenge is the round the world yacht race covering 5 continents with 15 stopovers. In July the race departed from Southampton in the UK, the fleet of ten sleek, stripped down 68-foot yachts embarking on a full circumnavigation of the globe.
Leg 8 takes the boats from Nova Scotia to Derry and the boats are estimated to arrive between June and July and will depart on July. The finish and start line will be at Greencastle in Inishowen, Donegal.