Friday 26 – Monday 29 August
The Port of Blyth will come alive in 2016 when it hosts the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta from Friday 26 – Monday 29 August. Some of the largest and most spectacular Tall Ships in the world will sail into Blyth providing a fantastic maritime celebration for the region.
Blyth’s association with the sea goes back centuries and the people of the region are looking forward to giving the ships’ crews a very warm North East welcome. The four-day event is expected to attract thousands of visitors who will be able to access the ships, enjoy live music and experience a spectacular Crew Parade, Eve of Sail celebration and Parade of Sail.
The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta is being held for only the second time in six years, and 2016 is also a special year as The Tall Ships Races will be celebrating a diamond anniversary. The Port of Blyth is a tidal deep water port which can accommodate the largest Class A ships and offer first-class amenities, making it an ideal host port for the Regatta.