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Sail Boston

Saturday, June 17, 2017 through Thursday, June 22, 2017

 

Sponsors by:

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston

Governor Charlie D. Baker and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation is very pleased to announce that Sail Boston will be hosting here in the City of Boston beginning on Saturday, June 17, 2017 through Thursday, June 22, 2017 to opens for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the public are cordially invited to come and attend this major event throughout this summer season.

 

The Sail Boston 2017 is proud to sponsors by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston and Governor Charlie D. Baker and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts throughout this summer season.

 

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Boston's history stretches beyond the land to the sea. Boston has a wealth of maritime history -- both past and present. Bostonians welcome crews and cadets from all over the world to their harbor on a continual basis as part of the Visiting Ship Program and are gearing up to greet the return of the Tall Ship fleet for Sail Boston 2017!

 

Known as America's Walking City, Boston is home to many historic sites that date back to the American Revolution. Visitors to Boston are encouraged to stroll the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile red brick walking trail that passes sixteen nationally significant historic sites. The Freedom Trail begins at Boston Common and ends at Bunker Hill, near the Charlestown Navy Yard and the home of the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship afloat in the world.

 

Boston is an official port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The trans-Atlantic regatta will start in Royal Greenwich, United Kingdom. From there, the fleet will race to Sines, Portugal, followed by Bermuda. The fleet will then race to Boston for Sail Boston 2017. From Boston, the fleet will cruise in company north to Quebec City, Canada.

 

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

 

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Schedule of Events 2017: All events are free of charge and open to the public

Friday, June 16, 2017

12:00 p.m.: Opening Ceremony at Boston Harbor Hotel Rotunda

With Boston Harbor and the Boston fireboat ceremonially spraying water as a backdrop, the Opening Ceremony will kick-off Sail Boston 2017. There will be a ceremonial welcome with a speaking program to follow which will include a Blessing of the Sails and a presentation of the flags from each country.

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

9:00 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m.: Grand Parade of Sail at Boston Harbor

The Grand Parade of Sail will highlight the day’s activities as vessels 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.

 

10:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.: Sail Boston Festivals at Boston Fish Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy music, entertainment and food for purchase.

 

4:00 -- 10:00 p.m.:

Public Boarding of Ships at Boston Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

 

Following the Parade of Sail on Saturday, June 17, the Tall Ships will be berthed at various piers for the public to view and board. Boarding times will be posted closer to the event and may vary at the Captain’s discretion.

 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

8:00 a.m.: Patriot Run at North Jetty

Watch 200 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen run from the North Jetty pier to Christopher Columbus Park and back.

 

10:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.:

Public Boarding of Ships at Boston Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

 

Following the Parade of Sail on Saturday, June 17, the Tall Ships will be berthed at various piers for the public to view and board. Boarding times will be posted closer to the event and may vary at the Captain’s discretion.

 

10:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.: Sail Boston Festivals at Boston Fish Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy music, entertainment and food for purchase.

 

10:00 -- 10:30 a.m.: Sail Boston Worship Service at Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage

Ecumenical service for the general public, cadets, crew and guests associated with Sail Boston.

 

11:00 a.m.: Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial Wreath Laying at Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial

The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps accompanied by Naval forces from Canada, Chile, Ecuador and Peru will lay wreathes in honor of the men and women from Massachusetts who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and gave their lives for our nation.

 

Monday, June 19, 2017

10:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.:

Public Boarding of Ships @ Boston Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

 

Following the Parade of Sail on Saturday, June 17, the Tall Ships will be berthed at various piers for the public to view and board. Boarding times will be posted closer to the event and may vary at the Captain’s discretion.

 

10:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.: Sail Boston Festivals at Boston Fish Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy music, entertainment and food for purchase.

 

12:00 -- 2:00 p.m.:

Crew & Cadet Street Parade Presented by Downtown Boston BID at Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing

 

The Crew & Cadet Street Parade presented by Downtown Boston BID is an opportunity to celebrate Sail Boston 2017 and to welcome crew, cadets and guests from around the world. Marching bands and cadets from the visiting ships will parade from Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing.

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

10:00 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m.: Crew and Cadet Soccer Tournament at Moakley Park

Crews and cadets of the Tall Ships will participate in a friendly competition in a soccer tournament at Moakley Park. We welcome you to come cheer on the competing crews from the sidelines!

 

10:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.:

Public Boarding of Ships @ Boston Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

 

Following the Parade of Sail on Saturday, June 17, the Tall Ships will be berthed at various piers for the public to view and board. Boarding times will be posted closer to the event and may vary at the Captain’s discretion.

 

10:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.: Sail Boston Festivals at Boston Fish Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy music, entertainment and food for purchase.

 

7:00 -- 9:00 p.m.: Sunset Salute at Charlestown Navy Yard

Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy a night of musical and military entertainment. Participants Include: Constitution Color Guard, Irish American Police Officers Association Pipes & Drums and William Diamond Jr. Fife & Drum.

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

10:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.:

Public Boarding of Ships @ Boston Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

 

Following the Parade of Sail on Saturday, June 17, the Tall Ships will be berthed at various piers for the public to view and board. Boarding times will be posted closer to the event and may vary at the Captain’s discretion.

 

10:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m.: Sail Boston Festivals at Boston Fish Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy music, entertainment and food for purchase.

 

12:00 p.m.: Tug of War at South Boston Maritime Park

 

7:00 -- 9:00 p.m.: Sunset Salute at Fan Pier

Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy a night of musical and military entertainment. Participants Include: Chilean Band, Dan Clark the Singing Trooper, Lynn English ROTC, Middlesex County Volunteers Fife & Drum, Sweet Harmony, U.S. Coast Guard Drill Team and Wheelhouse Rodeo.

 

Thursday morning, June 22, 2017

The Tall Ships depart Boston Harbor. The majority of the Tall Ships will continue on the next leg of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta to Canada.

 

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Public Transportation provided by MBTA:

Residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the public are extremely encouraging to use a public transportation provided by the MBTA. Please visit their website with the details to attend the Sail Boston events begins on Saturday, June 17, 2017 through Thursday, June 22, 2017: https://www.mbtasailboston.com/.

 

For more information, please contact Sail Boston, Inc. can be contact directly at 617-439-7700 or e-mail at info@sailboston.com with any questions or concerns about this event.