‘A huge honour’: Hartlepool selected to host Tall Ships event again

A huge number of guests from all over ran to the town when the vessels last visited in 2010.

Councilor Shane Moore, Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “We have a pleased sea legacy and to have the Tall Ships again will be a colossal honor.

“Hartlepool Waterfront and its related offices are best in class and we demonstrated during 2010 that we have the capacity to have an occasion of this extent.

“We’re extremely thankful to the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority for designating £2millon from their speculation intend to help the expense of the occasion which we accept will profit the more extensive locale.

“We’re likewise anticipating working in association with our companions at The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, PD Ports and Hartlepool Marina Ltd.

“We have energizing intends to redevelop the Hartlepool Waterfront site – again with extraordinary monetary help from the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority – and I accept we are a fitting scene for the Tall Ships in 2023.”

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “Taking the Tall Ships back to Hartlepool will draw in global regard for the entire of Teesside, Darlington and, clearly, Hartlepool, boosting the district’s economy in the drawn out after the Covid pandemic, and exhibiting all we have to bring to the table.

“In 2010, Hartlepool facilitated the Tall Ships with a huge measure of progress, with it turning into the biggest free occasion held in England that year and I’m certain this one will be greatly expected as well.

“Hartlepool has an astonishing sea history and an incredible marina, and I can consider no place better for this occasion to be held.”

An agreement is at present being concurred with Sail Training International who sort out the Tall Ships Races and additional data will be reported at the appropriate time.

Gwyn Brown, Sail Training International Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are excited to invite Hartlepool as a Host Port for The Tall Ships Races 2023.

“As we return interestingly since 2010, we have almost certainly that Hartlepool will stretch out a warm greeting to boats and learners the same and exhibit our estimations of global kinship and understanding and the improvement of youngsters.

“We anticipate 2023 with incredible fervor, and the arrival of the Tall Ships Races armada toward the North Sea.”

Roslyn Adamson, General Manager of the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, added: “We can hardly wait to see the Tall Ships get back to Hartlepool in 2023 and anticipate having our influence in this extremely unique occasion.

“We have energizing improvement designs set up and accept the 2023 occasion will give the ideal chance to us to exhibit these.”

Commander Paul Brooks, PD Ports Harbor Master, said: “We were enchanted to offer our help to Hartlepool Borough Council in their offer to have The Tall Ships’ Race in 2023.

“We feel the occasion will give a truly significant lift to the area and we anticipate being important for the association group conveying a fruitful occasion.”

Allan Henderson, Director of Hartlepool Marina Ltd, added: “The Tall Ships occasion in 2010 was a genuine display and made the locale well and really famous.

“The criticism from guests to the Marina was massively certain and made a feeling of pride in the town and area wide.

“Generally very frequently we are asked when are they returning and we anticipate being a proactive accomplice in the 2023 occasion.”

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