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Tall Ships – a weekend of sail

Few things match the sight of the Mersey full of sails – and the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta will be a weekend for sailing fans to savour.

Not only will the river play host to some of the most beautiful and evocative Tall Ships still sailing the seas.

But it will also welcome a wonderful range of other rigged and masted craft over the four days, which together will create a truly memorable occasion.

The Tall Ships will be berthed on the Liverpool Cruise Terminal, Canning Dock, Canning Half Tide Dock and Albert Dock during the festival weekend. From 12pm on Friday 25 May – Sunday 27 May, visitors will be encouraged to ‘come on-board’ for a closer look.

The historic Lancashire Nobbies, or Morecambe Bay ‘prawners’, will take to the river on Saturday for their annual four-hour race on the Mersey.

And on Sunday 27 May, visitors will be able to see them at berth in the Albert Dock, where they will also be open for visits.

Visits are FREE and without reservation (about 20 minutes per boat).

The highlight of the event will be the magnificent Parade of Sail on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May, when the Tall Ships will make their way up and down the River Mersey, accompanied by a flotilla of other craft, before sailing for Liverpool Bay at the start of their race.

Full details on ships and the parade of sail will be revealed soon. For news and updates straight to your mobile or desktop, you can follow us on the Culture Liverpool social media channels including FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

*All timings subject to tide availability