FAQs

When is the Foyle Maritime Festival 2022?

The FMF will be held from July 20th – 24th 2022 in Derry~Londonderry.

When will the Clipper Race visit the FMF?

We expect the Clipper Race fleet to arrive in Derry from July 14th 2022

Why is the Clipper Race so important?

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot racing yacht, visiting 15 ports over six continents in eleven months. Now in its twelfth edition, this exceptional race is taken on by ordinary everyday people who are pushed to their limits to achieve the extraordinary.

Where do I find more information about the Clipper Race?

Clipper Ventures Press Team

1A Granary and Bakery building, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, Gosport, PO12 1FX

Tel: +44 (0) 2392 526000

Email: pressenquiries@clipper-ventures.com

For regular updates on boat arrivals and the race visit – www.clipperroundtheworld.com

What do boat owners or members of a boat club need to know before they visit the FMF?

If you are an individual boat owner or part of a boat club and would like more information on sailing to this festival and being part of the showcase event please contact foylemaritime@derrystrabane.com

For further information and advice on berthing at Foyle Marina click on this link

https://www.londonderryport.com/leisure/facilities

What makes the area attractive for visiting boats?

For visiting boats, Derry~Londonderry is the ideal base from which to explore the North West of Ireland, the Scottish Island or as a starting point for UK crushing. Foyle Port Marina also provides the opportunity too discover the cultural heritage of Ireland’s only completely walled city, the delights of the North Antrim Coast and the Giant’s Causeway as well as the rugged beauty of the Inishowen Penninsula and Donegal.

Where can I find information for traders at the event?

A number of trading opportunities will be available at the FMF both for businesses registered within the DCSDC region and for those outside of it. In order to receive notifications in relation to these opportunities please use the link below.

https://www.derrystrabane.com/Business/Get-Involved/Trading