Sail Portsmouth brings back tall ships in August 2022 – Seacoastonline.com | Gmx Pharm

PORTSMOUTH – Sail Portsmouth returns to the city from August 11-16, bringing tall ships to the city for the first time since 2019. The festival has been canceled for the last two years due to COVID-19 but is making a comeback this summer featuring three historic tall ships for touring and sailing.

Sail Portsmouth, formerly known as the Piscataqua Maritime Commission, has been in existence for 25 years and is dedicated to educating young people about sailing and giving them life-changing opportunities through its Sea Challenge programme, which is largely funded by proceeds from the Sail Portsmouth Festival.

“It’s not every day that you can board a tall ship in Portsmouth. It’s a great time to capitalize on this,” said Phil Von Hemert, Chairman of Sail Portsmouth. “And since we haven’t had it for the last few years. I can imagine that there will be a lot of people there.”

“A lot of people missed it because they’re so used to going there and because it’s really good fun,” said Nita Libby, the organization’s treasurer. “So we just hope they’re all ready to come out and do that again.” Tickets for the tours and sails sell out fast, so be sure to visit sailportsmouth.org to secure your spot.

When and where is the sailing parade?

The Sailing Parade, which sees the tall ships sailing up the Piscataqua River to Portsmouth, takes place on Thursday 11 August from 10:15am

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