Thousands attend second day of Tall Ships Festival in Dublin

Friday 24 August 2012 22.02
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Crews from 41 ships from 15 countries took part in events
Crews from 41 ships from 15 countries took part in events
People have come from all over Ireland to see the ships
People have come from all over Ireland to see the ships

Day two of Dublin's Tall Ships Festival saw a parade by most of the 1,800 crew members who took part in the race.

Despite the weather, thousands of people turned out to watch.

There were 41 ships involved, representing 15 different countries.

The overall winner of the last leg in the race was the Mexican naval training ship the Cuauhtemoc.

The Torbay Cup for outstanding individual achievement went to Dubliner Holly Byrne.

She was aboard the Asgard 2 went it sank in the Bay of Biscay four years ago, but conquered her fears and returned to the same sea to travel aboard the British ship the Stavros.

Hundreds of thousands of people have already visited the Tall Ships events, travelling from all over the country to get a taste of life on board.

The festival continues until Sunday.

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