Sunderland Tall Ships Races fleet now 10-strong - with more to come

The Morning Star of Revelation.
The Morning Star of Revelation.

Delighted officials have confirmed the tenth signing for the Sunderland Tall Ships Races.

The list just keeps on growing and the city is into double figures for the number of vessels registered for the 2018 spectacle.

The latest addition to the fleet is the Morning Star of Revelation which is based in Kent and is a class B boat.

She will be 40 years old next year and is a gaff ketch of more than 60ft. She has three permanent crew and can take 11 trainees.

The ship is one of two operated by the Morning Star Trust along with the training yacht Dayspring.

Morning Star of Revelation specialises in helping people towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.

The newest addition joins a growing list of vessels which have confirmed they will be part of the Wearside fleet next year.

The full list is

Class A; The Fryderyk Chopin, The Lord Nelson, The Sorlandet, The Eendracht.

Class B; Rupel, Morning Star of Revelation, and Atyla.

Class C; James Cook, the Tara and the Zenobe Gramme.

Watch out for detailed spotlights on the ships in the weeks to come as we continue our countdown to July 2018, including in our weekly two-page spread which is published in paper each Thursday.

For further information about The Tall Ships Races 2018, follow the team at www.tallshipssunderland.com, Twitter @TallShipsSund or on Facebook at TallShipsRacesSunderland.

It’s less than a year until the Sunderland coastline will be filled with the sight of magnificent tall ships.

The Tall Ships Races are coming to the city next July and they are expected to bring 1.5 million people to the city.

Are you going to be taking part next year? Will you be boarding a ship for the first time – or are you a seasoned regular? Get in touch and tell us all about it.

Are you a business in Sunderland or a school which is lining up all sorts of tall ships projects over the next year? Whatever your story, we want to hear it.

We want to hear what part you will be playing in the spectacle.

Get in touch and tell us more. Email chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk