Watch: Clippers arrive in Londonderry to joyous welcome

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The sun was shining and Londonderry in joyous mood for the Clipper arrival on Monday (June 23).

Mayor Brenda Stevenson congratulated the Londonderry crew on their victory in the home leg, saying: “It is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved and we are extremely proud of Sean McCarter and his team.”

A triumphant skipper Sean McCarter lights a flare in celebration as the Clipper yacht, Derry-Londonderry-Doire  which won the New York to Derry leg of the round the World Yacht Race arrives home on the River Foyle. Picture Martin McKeown. Clipperrace.com
A triumphant skipper Sean McCarter lights a flare in celebration as the Clipper yacht, Derry-Londonderry-Doire which won the New York to Derry leg of the round the World Yacht Race arrives home on the River Foyle. Picture Martin McKeown. Clipperrace.com

Here’s a slideshow capturing some of the sights and a flavour of what’s becoming a hugely popular fixture on the Londonderry events calendar.

 

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