Hartlepool Borough Council has launched a bid to bring the event to its marina once more following the success of the event in 2010, when hundreds of thousands of visitors from far and wide flocked to see the vessels as they visited as part of the world-famous celebration.
The council – working in partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, PD Ports and Hartlepool Marina Ltd – have submitted a bid to host The Tall Ships in 2023.
Councillor Shane Moore, council lead, said: “Hartlepool has a proud maritime heritage and to host The Tall Ships again would be a huge honour.
“Hartlepool Waterfront and its associated facilities are second to none and we proved during 2010 that we have the capability to host an event of this magnitude.
“Exciting plans have just been announced to redevelop the museum and the wider Hartlepool Waterfront site and I believe we would be a fitting venue for the Tall Ships in 2023.
“We have an enviable record for partnership working and Hartlepool Borough Council, The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, PD Ports and Hartlepool Marina Ltd are proud to present this proposal for consideration.”
Hartlepool’s Tall Ships bid document and a supporting video – produced by local company In Studio – can be viewed at www.hartlepool.gov.uk/tall-ships . . .
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