Whitby welcomes Tall Ships
Whitby built the ships that took Captain Cook round the world on his journeys of discovery. If you get the chance to see tall ships in Whitby, take it. The town provides a perfect backdrop for the grace of a large ship brought in under sail.
The Tall ships race came to Whitby in July 2005
Many of the entrants in the tall ships race berthed in Whitby harbour on route to Newcastle, thrilling the large crowds that bustled around the harbour.
HM Bark Endeavour
The Australian built replica of Cooks ship Endeavour returned to its spiritual home of Whitby for six weeks in 2003. The first visit, in May 1997 created huge interest. Pictures of her entry into Whitby harbour, accompanied by an armada of small boats, were beamed around the world and she was welcomed by a cheering crowd of tens of thousands.
She has now returned to Australia and is likely to stay there.
Mini replica Endeavour
Take a trip out to sea in the mini replica Endeavour
The Grand Turk
The 152 foot Grand Turk sailed into Whitby harbour with all guns blazing when she visited the town. You may recognize the ship as a film star – The Indefatigable in the TV series Hornblower.