The Tall Ships Festival took place in Waterford from the 6th to the 9th of July last when the city hosted the start of the race involving 87 magnificent vessels. The De La Salle Scout Pipe Band was one of only three city bands to participate in the Tall Ships Crew Parade on the Thursday of the festival.  They came together with the Waterford City Pipe Band and the Thomas Francis Meagher Fife and Drum band from the Yellow Road.  The Indonesian Naval Band also participated with their fantastic band.  There are more pictures on our Gallerypage. Meanwhile Deirdre Guilfoyle was on board the magnificent Europa and piper Miriam Butler was a crew member on another of the superb ships for the first leg of the race from Waterford to Cherbourg.  Both described their voyages as brilliant experiences.