2012 Newport Tall Ships Event Starts Tomorrow

Gazela Primeiro photo/Philadelphia Ship Preservaton Guild

The Newport, Rhode Island, waterfront will be filled with sails and sailors from 14 Tall Ships. Spectators will have the opportunity to climb aboard over a dozen majestic vessels from the era when sail-powered ships ruled the seas. The interactive, educational, family-friendly event also features exhibits, food and family entertainment.

Schedule of Events: CLICK HERE

Festival Map (pdf) CLICK HERE

Day & Evening Sails:

Two-hour day and evening sails aboard some of the ships have been scheduled throughout the festival.
Captain’s Toast Party

A Captain’s Toast at the New York Yacht Club will be held on Friday, July 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This event recognizes the captains and crew of the 14 vessels coming from around the country and foreign shores. Included in the reception are dignitaries from Rhode Island. Tickets are $250 for an individual and $400 for a couple and can be purchased by calling the Ocean State Tall Ships office at (401-847-6787) (jacket and tie required, no denim).

Parade of Sail:

Narragansett Bay boaters can watch the Parade of Sail on July 9. You can also view the parade from Fort Adams.

More Information: Ocean State Tall Ships

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