The tall ships are coming back to Boston this spring/early summer and a full schedule of events is on-tap to celebrate, including:
- June 17, 2017 from 9 AM to 3 PM: Parade of Sail – Public viewing of the Grand Parade of Sail will be best from Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Boston Waterfront, East Boston, the North End and Charlestown.
- June 17 to 21, 2017: Sail Boston Festival and Public Boarding of Ships
- June 19, 2017: Crew & Cadet Street Parade at Downtown Crossing
- June 22, 2017: Tall Ships Depart
All events are free and open to the public.
Pride of Baltimore 2
More than 50 tall ships will be participating. Some of the more noteworthy include:
- Blue Clipper (United Kingdom)
- Bluenose II (Canada)
- El Galeon (Spain)
- Esmeralda (Chile)
- Europa (The Netherlands)
- USCGC Eagle (USA)
- BAE Guayas (Ecuador)
- Gulden Leeuw (The Netherlands)
- Liberty Clipper (USA)
- Lynx (USA)
- Nadezhda (Russia)
- Oliver Hazard Perry (USA)
- Oosterschelde (The Netherlands)
- Picton Castle (Cook Islands)
- Pride of Baltimore II (USA)
- Roseway (USA)
- Spirit of South Carolina (USA)
- Union (Peru)
Sail Boston 2017 will be part of the transatlantic Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The Regatta will start in Royal Greenwich, UK and progress to Sines, Portugal, followed by Bermuda and then on to Boston, for Sail Boston 2017. From Boston, the ships will cruise north to Quebec City, Canada.
The picture of the Picton Castle is from the Wikimedia Commons and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license. The picture of the Pride of Baltimore II is from the Wikimedia Commons and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license. All other pictures are in the public domain.