McCartney welcomes return of Clipper round-the-world yacht race

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the news that the Clipper round-the-world yacht race is to return to Derry in 2018.Its comes following the approval of the £250k plan by Derry City and Strabane District Council.

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Raymond McCartney said “It’s good news that the Clipper round the world yacht race is to return to Derry in 2018.

Bringing the race back will be of immense benefit to the North West economy and offers global media exposure money simply can’t buy.

The last Maritime Festival was a very exciting week 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.