The Tall Ships Races 2018

11 July, 00:00 to 14 July, 00:00

The Tall Ships races are coming to Sunderland.

Sunderland has been chosen as the host port for start of the Tall Ships races 2018! The city will welcome around 80 Tall Ships travelling from all around the world to take part. Over the four day celebration, the city will be alive with activity.

 A captivating programme of entertainment for all the family will be delivered stretching from the Roker & Seaburn to Keel Square in the City Centre, with each day offering something different. Once docked, the ships will open at specific times allowing visitors on-board to explore their beauty.

The Crew Parade will commence once all ships have arrived. The Parade is seen as a way of thanking the host port for their hospitality, welcoming all of the public to join in with the celebrations. The Parade will conclude with a prize-Giving Ceremony for both the ships and individuals.    

Roker will offer spectacular viewing points of the Tall Ships, particularly when the ships are arriving and during the Parade of Sail, when all of the ships will undock and sail out towards the North Sea, officially beginning the race and bidding farewell to the City of Sunderland.

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You can find us at Sunderland . See you there!

Updated date: 20.04.18 15:57
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