sunderland tall ships

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 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 – […]

Local music act Little Comets are among the acts confirmed for Sunderland Summer Streets Festival as it unveils its biggest line up yet. Summer Streets – a free annual festival founded five years ago by The Futureheads guitarist and vocalist Ross Millard – is moving from its usual Southwick home to Seaburn Recreation Park to […]

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 […]

Sunderland has unveiled a four-day festival line up as the city prepares to host the international Tall Ships Races 2018. As start host port for the event, the city will welcome 55 sailing vessels and their crews along with an estimated 1.5m visitors from 11th to 14th July. For four full days, crews, locals and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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