Fundraiser to Support RI Tall Ship

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Tickets are now on sale for the annual fundraising party to support the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s official Tall Ship. The event takes place on Friday, July 1, from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. at the Newport Shipyard in Newport, RI. Tickets are $200.

This year’s fund-raising party begins with cocktails, a raw bar and passed hors d’oeuvres, allowing guests to mingle dockside before touring the Perry, the largest civilian training vessel in America and the first ocean-going, full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in over 100 years. After spending time with colleagues and friends and viewing the silent auction, guests will be seated for a delicious dinner and dessert followed by dancing.

For more information on tickets and corporate sponsorship CLICK HERE or email Kelly@ohpri.org.

About the Oliver Hazard Perry

Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) is the non-profit organization behind  the 200’ Oliver Hazard Perry, designated as Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel. As an education platform, the Perry will allow students to study a wide range of subjects onboard while sailing waters in New England and the Canadian Maritimes during summer months, and Florida and Caribbean waters during winter months.

Above decks, the Perry looks like a historical ship; however, she is in fact a fully modern and technologically sophisticated steel-hulled ship. Below decks is a modern galley and Great Cabin; high-end navigation and communication systems; a state-of-the-art science lab, and classroom spaces outfitted with monitors displaying real-time navigation and meteorological data.