Sunderland has been chosen as one of the home ports for the prestigious “Tall Ships Races” in 2018.
Leader of Sunderland City Council, Councillor Paul Watson said:
“This is fantastic news that Sunderland has been chosen as a host port for The Tall Ships races in 2018. This success reflects the enthusiastic response from partners, organisations and individuals across the whole region who supported our bid. It shows once again our strengths for holding and hosting events such as The Sunderland International Airshow, stadium concerts and the Sunderland Illuminations.
“This is a great event everyone to experience and enjoy our river. There are going to be many opportunities for young people in terms of volunteering, developing new skills and making new friends during the event.
“I hope everyone takes advantage of the opportunities this is bringing and joins us to make it a truly memorable experience for the crews as we welcome them to the ‘home of shipbuilding’.”