Beautiful drone footage of Tall Ships in Sunderland shows city at its finest

What a sight!

Many of us will have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous vessels berthed in Sunderland this week for the Tall Ships Races.

Drone footage of the Tall Ships in Sunderland. Picture: Martin Townsend. www.facebook.com/valleydrone

Drone footage of the Tall Ships in Sunderland. Picture: Martin Townsend. www.facebook.com/valleydrone

The Wearside leg of this year’s event kicked off on Wednesday - and with ships starting to arrive on Monday, it hsa really been quite the sight down at the Port of Sunderland.

But we bet you’ve never seen it like this before.

Read more: Live updates and pictures from Day Three of the Tall Ships Races in Sunderland

This spectacular drone footage, recorded by Martin Townsend, shows the full scale of the epic sailing event.

Drone footage of the Tall Ships in Sunderland. Martin Townsend. www.facebook.com/valleydrone

Drone footage of the Tall Ships in Sunderland. Martin Townsend. www.facebook.com/valleydrone

We’ve never seen a view quite like it!

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