Greenock will be awash with colourful and vibrant parades during the Tall Ships Races 2011.
Welcome Parade supported by James Watt College
On the afternoon of Saturday 9th July, there will be an opening extravaganza showcasing the best of local talent with samba bands, dance troops and street theatre giving a warm welcome to the international ships and crew.
If you are a local community group that would like to be involved in the welcome extravaganza, please contact us to get involved at missing email
Crew Parade supported by
An explosion of colour representing the sailing nations of the world will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 10th July. The Crew Parade will involve around 1500 Tall Ships crew members, who will make their way through the town of Greenock with music and songs.
The Crew Parade will start 4.00pm from outside the Waterfront Leisure Centre in CustomHouse Way and makie its way, via Cathcart Street to Cathcart Square.
Parade of Sail supported by
The River Clyde will be brought to life as the majestic Tall Ships make their departure down the River heading for the West Coast of Scotland. The Parade of Sail is a spectacular sight and can best be viewed from the Inverclyde Waterfront from Greenock Customhouse Quay to Ashton in Gourock.
The Parade of Sail will start at 1300 on Tuesday 12th July. The salute ship will be anchored off the west end of Greenock Esplanade. It will take a minimum of 90 minutes for all of the participating Tall Ships to pass by any point.