Portsmouth, NH, Sea Challenge Cancelled

The Piscataqua Maritime Commission, a non-profit group dedicated to advancing the knowledge and enjoyment of the ocean and region’s waterways, has decided to cancel this year’s Sea Challenge program due safety concerns posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sea Challenge is an educational program for Seacoast-based teenagers, who crew on a tall ship for a week to learn about navigation, sailing, and teamwork.

The Piscataqua Maritime Commission also runs the multi-day Sail Portsmouth event in July. PMC earlier announced that there will not be a tall ships tour or a Parade of Sail in 2020.