And as well as The Tall Ships Races, there were plenty of other highlights of 2010 to reflect on.
Take a look at our 13 reminders of Hartlepool and East Durham and get in touch if these scenes bring back happy memories.
1. Just some of the crowds
This was just one small section of the crowd which turned up to see the crew parade at The Tall Ships Races Hartlepool leg in 2010.
Photo: CRAIG LENG
2. Great characters
There's always a great line-up of characters at the Greatham Feast fancy dress event.
3. Dyke House prom
Recognise any of these ladies at the Dyke House prom?
4. Anyone for cricket
A scene from a Hartlepool Cricket Club tie against Northallerton in May 2010.