Tall Ships 2012

Sailing into Newport on July 5th!

I can't wait for Tall Ships 2012! In the meantime, I dug up some old school photos (from way back in 2000) to show you...

Newport is an official host port for the Tall Ships Challenge series on the Atlantic Coast and is excited to host the hundreds of thousands of people who are sure to turn out to catch a glimpse of these magnificent vessels.

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From July 6-9, the Ocean State Tall Ships Festival will be the main attraction, with great food, exhibits, musical performances and other entertainment.

The really cool part of this event is that you're allowed to board the ships, take a look around and meet the crew members.

Here's the schedule of events:

July 5 – Tall Ships Arrive

  • Taste of the Tall Ships® Welcome Reception 7:00pm – 10:00pm

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July 6 – Festival Begins!

  • Tall Ships® Open for Boarding 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Festival begins with food, music, exhibits and family entertainment
  • Day sails aboard vessels
  • Private evening receptions for sponsors
  • Tall Ships® Captains’ Toast 6:00pm – 10:00pm

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July 7 – Festival Continues

  • Crew/Cadet Soccer Tournament 8:00-11:00am
  • Tall Ships® Open for Boarding 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Day sails aboard vessels
  • Crew/Cadet Newport Cultural Day – mansion and city tours
  • Private evening receptions for sponsors

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July 8 – Festival Continues

  • Crew/Cadet Soccer Tournament 8:00-11:00am
  • Tall Ships® Open for Boarding 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Day sails aboard vessels
  • Crew/Cadet Cook out
  • Navy Band Concert 6:00pm
  • Private evening receptions for sponsors

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July 9 – Tall Ships® Parade of Sail at noon

  • Departure of Tall Ships® to Sea 4:00pm
  • Private Luncheon


I hope you get out to see the ships at least once while they're here!

And if you get any good photos, feel free to share some on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/newportdiscoveryguide


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