The Hartlepool Tall Ships event takes place from the 7th – 10th August 2010. It’s going to be jolly good fun and Jolly Good Productions will be there to help with the children’s entertainment. Keep your eyes open for some superb face painting.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPBe2Vl5Ubk&feature=player_embedded]
The Hartlepool Tall ships web site gives detailed information about what will be taking place :
Hartlepool will greet the ships, which will have sailed from Kristiansand in Norway on the second and final leg of the race.
The town already has good links with the tall ships and their captains after almost 40 vessels visited Hartlepool en route to Newcastle Gateshead, who hosted the event in 2005.
During their stay, the ships will be berthed in Hartlepool Quays, and there will be a large number of special events organised in the run up and during the the huge celebrations in August 2010. At the heart of the festivities will be over 4,000 young people from over 20 countries.
Hosting The Tall Ships’ Races further highlights Hartlepool’s well-deserved reputation as a first rate visitor destination. The whole event will be an amazing and colourful spectacle for the people of Hartlepool and the thousands of people who will come to witness this amazing spectacle.
Will you be there?