• Image of Whitby to Sunderland (Tall Ships Races 2018)
  • Image of Whitby to Sunderland (Tall Ships Races 2018)
  • Image of Whitby to Sunderland (Tall Ships Races 2018)
  • Image of Whitby to Sunderland (Tall Ships Races 2018)
  • Image of Whitby to Sunderland (Tall Ships Races 2018)

Embarkation: 7th July — Whitby (UK)
Disembarkation: 13th July — Sunderland (UK)
Days Sailing: 3 // Days in Port: 3

The Tall Ships Races 2018 begin, be part of the first celebrations!

2018 represents 250 years since the first voyage of Captain James Cook. He was born close to Whitby and his ship was built in the town, so the city invited Atyla to be a central part of the celebrations.

There will be many activities during the festival, most of them including Atyla’s crew. But please be aware that, in order to live on board for the entire festival as crew you have to sail with us from London to Whitby.

If you are coming to Whitby from far away, you can fly to the airports of Leeds or Newcastle upon Tyne from many places in the world.

Leave Whitby and wave goodbye to the locals that will come for the ship’s farewell. Set the sails with your new shipmates, and set course to wherever there is good wind.

During this trip we have plenty of time to cover the few miles that separate us from our destination, so we will just go out into the open sea following the wind, will sail around for a couple of days and then will sail along the coast until reaching Sunderland. Since we can go wherever fits the weather best, the chances of good sailing using our black square sails are very high.

Eventually, we’ll arrive in Sunderland, and we’ll use the inspiration from Whitby to prepare a very pirate-looking arrival at the festival.

The Port of Sunderland is celebrating its 300th anniversary, and the highlight of their celebration will be the arrival of around 100 tall ships for the start of The Tall Ships Races 2018. The festival in Sunderland will be very impressive, they expect 1.5 million visitors to this city of 275 thousand inhabitants; they will be thrilled to receive the international crews and their ships.

And you, as part of Atyla’s crew, will be at the centre of the festival. Your trip on Atyla includes all the activities for crews in Sunderland (not all ships include that). It also includes an official t-shirt of the TSR2018 and even insurance cover for your time on board.

As always, if just one sailing voyage is not enough for you, stay with us and sail Atyla to Esbjerg, to be in the impressive parade of sail and the first regatta of the Tall Ships Races 2018.

If you have to go home from Sunderland and you are from outside the UK, you can fly back from the airport of Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Accommodation with full board (3 meals a day) & Private Bunk.
  • Certificated participation in Atyla’s Educational Programme.
  • Insurance for your time on board (see terms and conditions).
  • Official Atyla T-shirt.
  • Official T-shirt of The Tall Ships Races 2018.
  • Participation in the Crew Parade, Crew Party and other activities for-crews-only in Sunderland.

If you are curious about how it feels to sail with us, you should watch this video.

For questions or special requests please contact atyla@atylaship.com

Financial support for youngsters:
If you are maximum 26 years old (or 30 and still a student), and with a household income of less than 1500€/month, you can apply for a scholarship of between 16-30€ per day on board to do this trip on Atyla. Send us an email for more information.

  • Book as Trainee (normal price - last bookings) - 660.0€
    5 places available
  • Book as Passenger - 990.0€
    2 places available
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