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Over 230 residents in Sunderland have signed up to be part of the team volunteering at the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. 233 people, young and old, have signed up as an Event Maker to assist with the smooth running of the event, which is set to be the UK’s largest free event in 2018. […]

Sunderland residents and visitors to The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 are being urged to take note of road closures during the five-day festival of sail. From 11 to 14 July, the city, which is the start port for the international sailing event, will welcome up to 1.5m visitors keen to see the 55 ships […]

Visitors to the North East will be able to enjoy a sneak preview of the UK’s largest free, family festival after it unveiled plans to launch a day early. The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 is scheduled to take place from 11 to 14 July – but organisers have announced a preview day on 10 […]

The final countdown has begun for The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. From 10-14 July, the city of Sunderland will host the UK’s largest, free family event: a five-day festival of beautiful ships, circus, theatre and music. And with just one month to go, organisers have revealed the scale of the event in numbers – […]

The Sunderland Tall Ships Races 2018 has adopted two local nautical organisations as its official charities for the event. Event organisers have opted to support Sunderland Maritime Heritage and Sunderland RNLI in the run up to – and during – the four-day festival. It’s hope their official backing will shine a spotlight on the work […]

A song celebrating the greatest shipbuilding port in the world has been chosen as the official anthem for The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. The Tall Ships Song – written by North East lyricist George Lamb and performed by acclaimed blues singer George Shovlin – pays tribute to the city’s maritime heritage. And it will […]

High-wire walkers will traverse the Wear as part of a cultural programme set to thrill visitors to The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. The programme will feature a wide variety of art forms that will entertain visitors to the city during the visit of the Tall Ships, between Wednesday, July 11 and Saturday, July 14. Actors, musicians and dancers from […]


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