Blyth, Northumberland, UK

Blyth is a town that prospered over the centuries because of its port. Set on the north coast of the UK in Northumberland, Blyth became an important coal shipping point during the 14th century and expanded to become the largest coal exporting port in Europe in the early 1960’s.

More recently, Blyth has worked on establishing itself as a modern, diverse port handling everything from wind turbines and forest products, to hosting a resident fishing fleet and being home to the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club.

With a reputation for heavy links with renewable energy and an ultra-low carbon footprint, Blyth hosts the Blyth Renewables Festival and works closely with environmental bodies to ensure environmental best practice is maintained.

Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive, Port of Blyth said, “We are delighted that the Regatta is coming to Blyth and look forward to welcoming the ships and their crews. Visitors will also get a great view of the ships in the main public quay areas and I am sure the event will prove hugely popular. As a Trust Port we are pleased to have played our part in securing the event for the benefit of our stakeholders and the region as a whole.”

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