Tall Ships ahoy! The fleet sails out of Blyth

What a magnificent sight. The Tall Ships put on a fantastic spectacle as they left Northumberland this afternoon.

Monday, 29th August 2016, 2:45 pm
Updated Monday, 29th August 2016, 4:01 pm
The Tall Ships leave Blyth. Picture by John Tuttiett Photography

Our slideshow of pictures by John Tuttiett Photography captures the climax to the four-day extravaganza, when more than 20 vessels hoisted their sails to leave Port of Blyth and set off for the 500-nautical-mile journey to Gothenburg in Sweden.

The Parade of Sail took them down the coast to St Mary's Island and then out to see for the 18-day journey.

The Tall Ships leave Blyth. Picture by John Tuttiett Photography

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More pictures and video of the amazing event to come.

The Tall Ships leave Blyth. Picture by John Tuttiett Photography