Hartlepool's Tall Ships in line for national award

59 tall ships took part in the race to Hartlepool Credit: ITV

The Tall Ships races in Hartlepool have been nominated for a national tourism award. Nearly one million people visited the town over the weekend of the race in 2010. The event has been nominated for "Best Event of the Year" in the Visit England Awards.

970,000 people visited Hartlepool Marina for the event Credit: ITV