Tall Ships Waterford 2011

Waterford's North and South Quays hosted nearly 50 majestic Tall Ships, 1,500 sail trainees and an estimated 450,000 maritime, music and festival fans on the quays of Ireland’s oldest city.


On the Tall Ships were dozens of Irish young people enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate as trainees, alongside their international peers.

Bryan Ferry, The Waterboys and Sharon Shannon and a host of other music acts entertained thousands on three nights.

Fireworks finished off three glorious evenings.

See more at www.waterfordtallshipsrace.ie

Image Gallery - 3 Day Festival and Parade of Sail

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The Port and City of Waterford welcomes you and your vessel to our Port during the Tall Ships Race event. In order to make this event safe and enjoyable for all those on the water and on shore, there are a number of items that should be noted. 


Above Waterford city: at Grannagh

Below Waterford city: King's channel or down river from Cheekpoint.

Maps of anchorage locations in Waterford Harbour see more

Re-fuelling: At Dunmore East only. 

Contact  051- 383166 for more information.


Grannagh Boat Club 086-603 2181, located upriver from new Suir Bridge.


Important information for visiting vessels for the Tallships event

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Inner City Marine Traffic Management Plan

Click on image below to see map in full   Mariners Speed Limits

Please adhere to this Notice, to ensure the safety of others.

Marine Notices for this event. 

Port of Waterford Notice to Mariners  See more...

Department of Transport Marine Notice.  See more...



Considerable help has been provided by many government agencies, national as well as local marine organisations.  This help is very much appreciated.

Irish Naval Service

Irish CoastGuard


Irish Water Safety

Waterford Boat Club

Waterford City River Rescue

Waterford Harbour Sailing Club

Wexford Boat Club

Grannagh Boat Club


Port of Waterford would also like to acknowledge suppliers such as JEC Security, Tetra Ireland, Eircom and Imagine Broadband in helping provide the CCTV monitoring and support communications to the marine operations function.