Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has congratulated all those who have taken part in the Clipper round the World Yacht Race and those behind the organisation of the LegenDerry Maritime Festival this week.
“I would like to commend all those who have taken part in the Clipper round the World Yacht Race, particularly all of those on board the local clipper.
They have done this city and district proud to win the latest section of such an arduous journey. From its start in September of last year it’s been a mammoth journey they have taken part in so far.
It was a very exciting weekend for the thousands of people of all ages who thronged the quayside walkway from Bay Road right up to the Peace Bridge. For years the people of Derry have been crying out to see the riverfront location fully utilised.
After years of planning, hard work and waiting, that time has come and we’re looking forward to seeing our riverfront come alive as the week long LegenDerry Maritime festival takes place.”