Port of Sunderland

It’s the second day of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland, and nearly all of the Tall Ships are now berthed. There is loads of fantastic events today, from being able to access some of the ships and have a look around, to fireworks later and even various circus and dance acts! Throughout the event, there […]

International dishes – along with some traditional British favourites – will be on offer to visitors to The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. From 10-14 July, the city will play host to 54 sailing ships and their crews from around the world, and the international theme is echoed in the food and drink on offer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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