First Tall Ship confirmed for July 2018

First Tall Ship confirmed for July 2018

First Tall Ship confirmed for July 2018

Sunderland has signed its first ship to take part in next summer’s Tall Ships Races spectacular in the city.

International training ship Atyla is setting course for The Tall Ships Races 2018 when they arrive in Sunderland for the first time in the city’s history.

The host port event is in Sunderland from Wednesday 11 until Saturday 14 July 2018. Then, following a magnificent parade of sail north along the city’s coastline the participants will head out across the North Sea and race to Esbjerg in Denmark.

Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, Councillor John Kelly said: “The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 will be one of the biggest events the city has ever seen. Attracting visitors from across the country and beyond it is set to be a fantastic opportunity for the city to re-affirm its friendly welcoming reputation. We would like everyone to save the dates and join in to make it an occasion the city can be proud of.”

The races in 2018 start in Sunderland and then proceed to Esbjerg before heading to Stavanger (Norway) and finishing in Harlingen (Netherlands)

Director of The Tall Ships Races 2018 in Sunderland, Michelle Daurat, said: “Working with Port of Sunderland we will be hosting a fantastic four day event with everything from tall ships, cultural activities and exhibitions to parades, live entertainment and of a course spectacular fireworks too.

"We are also working hard to make sure there will be hundreds of opportunities for people to get involved. With everything from sailing in the Races and sponsoring trainees to volunteering on-shore and corporate event opportunities we hope to have as many people and businesses from the city as possible helping to deliver this world-class event.”

The first ship to confirm their attendance is the international training ship Atyla. The ship is operated by Atyla International Training Ship Foundation, a non-for-profit organisation that provides exciting and challenging experiences specially designed to nurture the development of responsible leaders, encourage individuals to become proactive team players, and create respectful, open-minded members of society.

Captain of Atyla, Rodrigo de la Serna, said: “Atyla is one of the very few handmade wooden-hulled tall ships in the world that still operates. An original design inspired on the schooners of the 19th century, she looks like something out of a pirate movie.

“We are really looking forward to coming to Sunderland for The Tall Ships Races in 2018. It is a new port for us and there is something special about sailing to somewhere new to see new things and meet new people, it’s all part of the adventure of sailing and I hope as many people as possible can come along and share that adventure.”

To receive updates on the project follow the team on Twitter @TallShipsSund #Wearonboard or on Facebook at TallShipsRacesSunderland

 

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