Tall Ships 2018

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The plans for hosting The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 are moving ahead with great pace and the event zones and quaysides which will welcome ships and visitors alike have been identified. Visiting ships will be berthed on both the North and South side of the River near National Glass Centre on, Manor Quay with […]

Everyone is being encouraged to take part or show support for some fantastic running events in Sunderland over the next few months. Starting on Sunday 18 March with a duathlon along the fantastic seafront organised by Suncity Triathlon Club and running up to July where Washington will host a Suncity Triathlon event, there will be […]

Sunderland has welcomed The Tall Ships Races organisers Sail Training International to the city as part of the planning process for this year’s event. This year Sunderland will  host the races, which will take place from Wednesday 11th July – Saturday 14th July, for the first time and is also the start port for the race series. 45 […]

A council Tax increase of 4.99 (five per cent) per cent to help support services has been agreed by Sunderland City Council yesterday (Wednesday 7 March). It includes a two per cent adult social care precept that will raise £1.79m for more than 4,000 older and vulnerable people who receive care packages. An extra £1.5m, […]

Six more ships, including four beautiful Class B and two impressive Class C vessels have pledged their support for The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. The new registrations bring the current number of ships taking part to 42, with vessels such as De Gallant, Caroline af Sandnes, JR Tolkien, Challenge Wales, Dyrafjeld and Hosanna. Class C vessel […]

First works on the new Northern Gateway into Sunderland city centre are due to start next week. The Gateway is about North Bridge Street and Dame Dorothy Street becoming two-way for all traffic and improving access in and out of the city centre. Works will start next week, setting up site compounds and accommodation, with […]

Charlotte Price asks ‘what’s next?’ after Sunderland loses 2021 bid Despite losing out to Coventry in the 2021 City of Culture title, Sunderland remain upbeat about what lies ahead. Cultural leaders have vowed to carry on with the planned programme of activities for the city to enjoy. The City of Culture bid was launched in […]

Over 100 Sail Trainees will meet to prepare to Sail from Sunderland to Esbjerg in The Tall Ships Races 2018. A unique event on Saturday 20 January 2018 will see around 100 Sail Trainees taking their first steps towards the adventure of a lifetime when they officially register for The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 […]


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