2012 Newport Tall Ships Event Starts Tomorrow
July 5, 2012
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