Tall Ships in Hartlepool: Remembering when the races came to town in 2010

Almost nine years have passed since a magnificent fleet of vessels arrived in Hartlepool as the town hosted the Tall Ships Races.

Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 9:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 9:44 am
The Tall Ships Races came to Hartlepool in 2010.
The Tall Ships Races came to Hartlepool in 2010.

In 2010, Hartlepool hosted the last leg of the races, with thousands descending on the town to take part in the spectacle. We have taken a trip down memory lane to remember that special summer with our picture collection. See if you can spot any familiar faces attending the event.

Watching in awe.
The first through the gates as the Tall Ships Races began in Hartlepool.

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Crew members march through Hartlepool.
Nicholas Robinson on a fairground ride at Tall Ships.
The sun shining on the Hartlepool leg of the races.
Did you visit the races?
Crew members from 2010 Tall Ships march through Hartlepool.
Members of the crew take to the streets.
The Crew Parade.
Thousands of young people form the crews of the ships.
Thousands watched the Crew Parade.
The annual competition is organised by Sail Training International.
Millions was spent in Hartlepool over the course of the Races.
The majestic Parade of Sail took place on August 10, 2010.
The 2010 Tall Ships Races was the largest free event held in England that year.
Juggler Marek Keczmenczyk at Hartlepool Marina.
On the streets of Hartlepool for the crew parade.
The Hartlepool leg of the races took place over four days.
The event created millions for the local economy.
This summer will mark nine years since the event.