14th ship signs up for the Tall Ships Regatta

The Christian Radich, one of the ships which has signed up.
The Christian Radich, one of the ships which has signed up.

The 14th ship has signed up for next year’s Tall Ships regatta in Blyth.

The STS Shtandart, from Russia, is the 14th ship to register for the event which is coming to Northumberland next August.

Lesley Strickland, Tall Ships project manager, said: “We are in a great position with 14 ships committed to coming to the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta – Blyth in August 2016.

“It is not usual to have seven of the largest ‘class A’ ships signed-up so early so we are absolutely delighted.

“The latest vessel to join us is the STS Shtandart, a Class ‘A’ Tall Ship from St Petersburg, Russia which is a unique ship that does mock battles at sea and hosts treasure hunts and pirates’ parties on board, as well as deck sails.”

The largest ship that has signed up for the event so far is the Christian Radich from Norway, which is 72 metres in length.

Lesley added: “We also have the STS Lord Nelson coming along which is one of only two accessible ships in the world offering wheelchair users the chance to get on board and sail on a Tall Ship.”

For more information on the Tall Ships coming to Blyth, visit www.tallshipsblyth2016.com/ships/registered-tall-ships