Tall Ships Race on Tyneside
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Sunderland in bid to host Tall Ships Race 2018

Could the Tall Ships Race be returning to the North-East for a fourth time?

The world-famous event, which has already drawn massive crowds in Hartlepool and Tyneside - could be back in 2018 if a bid from the Music, Arts and Culture Trust in Sunderland is successful.

The Trust said the race could mean a massive boost to the city's economy, as well as being a reminder of Wearside's maritime heritage.

Look North's Damian O'Neil reports.