The Port of Blyth in Northumberland will come alive when it hosts the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta from Friday 26 - Monday 29 August. Up to 30 of the largest and most spectacular Tall Ships in the world will sail into Blyth for a fantastic four day festival.

There will be lots to see and do with 1.5 miles of entertainment, food and drink and the stunning Tall Ships. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to enjoy the event, which also includes nightly fireworks, live music and grand parades.

This maritime celebration takes place during the 60th anniversary of The Tall Ships Races, and our event will end with a race from the Northumberland coast to Gothenburg, Sweden.

​Come along to the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta Blyth 2016 and enjoy a splendid show of Tall Ships and family entertainment.

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Book your space today!

If you are planning to visit the Tall Ships in Blyth for the North Sea Regatta, we recommend that you book your parking in advance. There will be no event parking in Blyth during the Tall Ships Regatta (26th - 29th August) so if you want to guarantee your parking space, you should book now.



Join the adventure

Are you excited about the Tall Ships and the North Sea Tall Ship Regatta? Did you know you can become part of the crew racing to Gothenburg?

As voyage crew you will learn to sail a Tall Ship and help to race one of these beautiful ships 500 nautical miles from Blyth to Gothenburg. On the trip you can climb the mast, hoist the sails and even steer the ship.

Don't miss this chance of a lifetime where you can sail with people from all over the world and make friends for life.

This unique opportunity is open to all, but hurry as there are limited places!

Come and see magnificent ships

Up to 30 Tall Ships, steeped in history, will sail majestically into Blyth for the August bank holiday.

​The event is shaping up to be fantastic and we already have wonderful vessels attending from Norway, Belgium, Poland, the UK and the Netherlands among others.

Lots of fun for all the family

There's plenty of exciting entertainment planned for the event, including grand parades, live music and fireworks.

You'll experience a spectacular crew parade and parade of sail. 

There will be fantastic local cuisine on sale, bringing the taste of the sea to this wonderful event.

Join our free VIP club today!

Be the first to find out about all of the entertainment on offer by signing up for our free VIP club.

VIP club members will get some special extras too, including the chance to win the day of a lifetime.

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Become a sponsor

Our event brings the business community great opportunities to engage with clients, target markets and the public.

With more than 500,000 visitors expected, as well as national and international media coverage, the event delivers PR benefits and special corporate hospitality experiences.


Book corporate hospitality

Whether entertaining staff and their families, clients or suppliers, or all of the above, the ships and our experienced ship event managers can help deliver highly memorable events for your company.

BBQs on deck, fine circulating canapés, or delicious hot and cold fork or finger buffets will delight guests and fully stocked bars get them in the maritime spirit.