The Tall Ships Races 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018

As the start host port for The Tall Ships Races 2018, Sunderland will welcome a spectacular fleet of 53 Tall Ships that will travel from all corners of the globe to reach the city and share in the celebrations. The beautiful vessels take centre stage at this breathtaking event, opening to allow free public access at set times throughout the event.

A full programme of entertainment and cultural activity will be delivered across the city over four days, including music, dance, heritage and children's activities.

The key event zones are the Port of Sunderland, a hidden gem at the heart of maritime activity in the city, the North banks of the River Wear, close to the National Glass Centre, and the seafront at Roker and Seaburn, which will be a spectacular viewing points as the ships arrive and depart.

 

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Did you know?

Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.

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RT : Magnificent Mir leading the Parade of Sail past Roker Pier. https://t.co/iAQ7YgG95c 1 day 56 min ago
RT : An amazing end to ’s performance https://t.co/bfZWr6mXVd 1 day 10 hours ago
RT : Here we go! ☀️The sun is out and we’ve got a FREE day full of live music, kids activities, workshops, street food a… https://t.co/sJYyvpc8Fh 1 day 10 hours ago
RT : Well that was amazing... https://t.co/edQHi0MaLq 1 day 10 hours ago
RT : Entertainment in Sunderland just reached new heights! Seeing the amazingly brave artists from climb t… https://t.co/iEISJxzEEK 1 day 10 hours ago
RT : It’s our last day 😢 but it’s going to be brilliant. The sun is already shining and there’s plenty going on. Find ou… https://t.co/ocLu2zALQ7 1 day 10 hours ago
RT : Well done to the cast of ! Fantastic performance at ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ , on to a so… https://t.co/NRJpfnlSSS 2 days 20 hours ago
RT : At 109 metres long there’s lots to see on board the Russian ship, Mir. The queue isn’t too long so take the opportu… https://t.co/ZmJKMYFppP 2 days 20 hours ago
What a happy crowd taking part in the sail parade! These guys are loving life! £ https://t.co/1jr3GRkJdw 3 days 4 hours ago
Well what a parade that was! Simply fantastic! Hats off to walking in stilts whilst playing a drum - WOW! https://t.co/HWF1rXagtN 3 days 4 hours ago
RT : Just spotted the high wire that will be using to cross the River Wear for the finale of https://t.co/YO8J0gPfc2 3 days 5 hours ago
RT : We’re so excited for that we wanted to learn more about Sunderland’s own naval hero Jack Crawfor… https://t.co/0pkPGS5Ced 3 days 5 hours ago
RT : Just under an hour to go until the start of the Crew Parade! It starts at 3pm from the Civic Centre, at the Burdon… https://t.co/15bJqspwo1 3 days 5 hours ago
RT : Sails at the ready on the DeGallant in prep for arrival of our c… https://t.co/zqgWCGxXlk 3 days 5 hours ago
RT : Looks like everyone is learning lots with down in the Discovery Tent today,… https://t.co/lILj8DnZiU 3 days 6 hours ago

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