Tall Ships Races 2015

Family fun and festivities welcoming over 50 vessels to Belfast for the start of the annual sailing competition

Festival Details


Thursday, 02 July 2015 to Sunday, 05 July 2015



Organised by Sail Training International, The Tall Ships Races will be welcomed by the annual Lidl Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival.

This is the third time that Belfast has hosted the races, having previously welcomed the ships in 1991 and 2009.

The 2015 event is expected to attract 500,000 people, with another 500,000 watching the ships arrive and leave along the Northern Ireland and Irish coasts. The ships will be berthed in and around Belfast Harbour and the Titanic Quarter area. 

Free festival activities planned around the ships' arrival include musical performance, street theatre, water sports, nautical fun and games, tours, talks and fireworks.

Some of the ships will also be open to the public for a unique opportunity to explore on deck and learn about life on board these giants of the sea.

For more information about the events taking place see here.