A TALL ship was due to arrive in town for a weekend of sailing for dozens of lucky people, including a Hartlepool Mail competition winner.
We had a place up for grabs on board the Lord Nelson, which is taking people on sailing trips from Hartlepool this Saturday and Sunday.
It was won by Peter Michael Braithwaite, 62, from the Hartlepool Marina area, who will get to enjoy a five-hour day sail this Sunday.
The North-East branch of the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) has chartered the class A ship for the day and Peter joins an exclusive list of people on board which will also include a Mail reporter Mark Thompson and Mail columnist and TFM Radio breakfast show presenter Wayne Allen.
The Lord Nelson is due to arrive in town on Thursday and leave town next Monday.
JST has fundraised over the last four years so that people can enjoy sailing trips and has raised £12,000 in the last four years.
Joining our winning reader will be other lucky North-East residents who have won competitions on both Metro Radio and TFM Radio.