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?

Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.

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RT : Fantastic feedback from the global race organisers , we’re so proud to have been a host Port.… https://t.co/rRG9Zgt3IP 20 hours 20 min ago
RT : Morning everyone, anyone else got the post Tall Ships blues? Never fear, we’ve got some brilliant photos that are w… https://t.co/V1UQvoIcZT 20 hours 21 min ago
RT : If like us, you’re already missing ...we hope these North Sea pics of Racing action☺️ 💕 help… https://t.co/4swvNpPfbH 20 hours 24 min ago
RT : Magnificent Mir leading the Parade of Sail past Roker Pier. https://t.co/iAQ7YgG95c 2 days 12 hours ago
RT : An amazing end to ’s performance https://t.co/bfZWr6mXVd 2 days 21 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 2 days 21 hours ago
RT : Well that was amazing... https://t.co/edQHi0MaLq 2 days 21 hours ago
RT : Entertainment in Sunderland just reached new heights! Seeing the amazingly brave artists from climb t… https://t.co/iEISJxzEEK 2 days 21 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 2 days 21 hours ago
RT : Well done to the cast of ! Fantastic performance at ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ , on to a so… https://t.co/NRJpfnlSSS 4 days 8 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 4 days 8 hours ago
What a happy crowd taking part in the sail parade! These guys are loving life! £ https://t.co/1jr3GRkJdw 4 days 15 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 4 days 15 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 4 days 16 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 4 days 16 hours ago

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