Event of the Week: Sail Boston 2017

The Grand Parade of Sail will be led by the USCGC Eagle | Photo by USCG, Brown, Telfair H. PA1, via Wikimedia Commons

The largest fleet of Tall Ships to visit Boston Harbor since 2000 will gather for Sail Boston 2017, which kicks off Friday and runs through June 22.

The first and largest event of the weekend is the Grand Parade of Sail, which takes place on Saturday, June 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Led by the USCGC Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” vessels will parade in flotillas from Broad Sound into the main channel of Boston Harbor, along the Boston waterfront, turning at Charlestown, before proceeding to their assigned berthing areas.

The best landside viewing locations will be from Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Downtown Waterfront, the North End, Charlestown and East Boston.

Boston is an official port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The trans-Atlantic regatta started in Royal Greenwich, UK, traveled to Sines, Portugal, then Bermuda.

Sail Boston will entertain its younger audience with educational programs focusing on US and international maritime history. Cadets and crew members will be available to educate children of all ages of their personal experiences at sea, home countries and more.

Learn more at the Sail Boston website.

For a complete schedule of events, click here.