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The Party Continues in Sunderland with Parades and Prizes

Posted on: 12.07.18

Day Two of the Tall Ships Races 2018 was another great success as the Tall Ships Fleet brought the world famous Crew Parade and Prize Giving Ceremony to the North East of England… 

The crews from across the Tall Ships fleet gathered together a marched along along Burdon Road and across the Wearmouth Bridge, putting on a majestic show of thanks to the city of Sunderland for such a warm welcome at the start of 2018’s race series. Once mustered in on the fields of Sunderland’s St Peter’s Campus, the thousands of crew members and trainees were greeted by Sail Training International Race Director, Ben Stuart, and Mayor of Sunderland, Lynda Scanlan.

And the winners were…

Most spectacular arrival

Mir (Russia)

Best dressed ship in port

Atyla (Vanuatu)

Youngest Captain

Alex Coakley – Morning Star of Revelation

Vessel Furthest from Home

Santa Maria Manuela (Portugal)

Social Media: Class a/b

Lord Nelson (UK)

Social Media: Class C/D

Challenge Wales (UK)

Oldest Vessel

Caroline af Sandes (Norway)


The Tall Ships Races 2018 will be the 58th edition of the world famous international race series. This year’s event will take place in the North Sea visiting four ports in 27 days, taking the fleet from the UK to Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands.

Participating in The Tall Ships Races 2018 is a fantastic experience that you can take part in too! There’s zero experience necessary and there are places are available on ships across the fleet on all race legs. There’s no need to wait – just do it!

Sunderland, UK 11 July – 14 July


Esbjerg, Denmark 18 July – 21 July


Stavanger, Norway 


Harlingen, Netherlands