News release and photos from OpSail regarding the detailed schedule of events for June 30 – July 5, 2012:

OPSAIL BOSTON 2012 PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES FREE TOURS, PRIVATEER TALL SHIPS “GUNFIGHT”

SPECTACULAR TALL SHIPS, FAMED BLUE ANGELS FLYOVER, AND WAR OF 1812 BATTLE REENACTMENTS ALL PART OF OPSAIL BOSTON 2012

OpSail Boston 2012 has announced its full schedule of events from June 30 – July 5, 2012 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the penning of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Throughout the 6-day celebration, OpSail Boston 2012 visitors will have the unique opportunity to engage in exciting activities at Fish Pier (located in South Boston’s Seaport District), all throughout Boston’s waterfront and into the Charlestown Navy Yard. The public will have the opportunity of boarding the majestic tall ships without charge during specific hours; witnessing the “Duel of the Privateers” – a battle reenactment between tall ships Lynx and Pride of Baltimore II; and observing a special fly over by the famed Blue Angels during the USS Constitution annual turnaround cruise, when it will glide alongside America’s tall ship, the USCGC Barque Eagle.

Tall ships and berthing locations:

Fish Pier (Seaport District)                      Charlestown Navy Yard
* Cisne Branco (Brazil)                                 * USS Constitution (USA)
* Guayas (Ecuador)                                      * USCGC Barque Eagle (USA)
* Gloria (Colombia)
* Dewaruci (Indonesia)

Complete schedule:

Saturday, June 30th
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.          Free public tours of tall ships (Charlestown Navy Yard)
12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.        Free public tours of tall ships (Fish Pier)

Sunday, July 1st
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.          Free public tours of tall ships (Charlestown Navy Yard)
12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.        Free public tours of tall ships (Fish Pier)
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.            Duel of the Privateers (Boston Harbor / Fish Pier)

Monday, July 2nd
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.          Free public tours of tall ships (Charlestown Navy Yard)
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.            Free public tours of tall ships (Fish Pier)
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.            Duel of the Privateers (Boston Harbor / Fish Pier)

Tuesday, July 3rd
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.          Free public tours of tall ships (Charlestown Navy Yard)
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.             Free public tours of tall ships (Fish Pier)
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.            Duel of the Privateers (Boston Harbor / Fish Pier)

Wednesday, July 4th
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.          Free public tours of tall ships (Charlestown Navy Yard)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.          Special Blue Angels fly-over during the USS Constitution annual turnaround cruise, when it will glide alongside America’s tall ship, the USCGC Barque Eagle. (Charlestown Navy Yard)
12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.        Free public tours of tall ships (Fish Pier)

Thursday, July 5th

10:00 a.m.                              USCGC Barque Eagle sorties (Charlestown Navy Yard)
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.            Free public tours of tall ships (Charlestown Navy Yard)
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.            Free public tours of tall ships (Fish Pier)

In addition, eight privately owned tall ships can be viewed along Boston’s waterfront.

About Operation Sail, Inc.

Operation Sail, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1961 with the endorsement of President John F. Kennedy.  Backed by a Joint Congressional Resolution, its mission is to advance sail training and promote goodwill among nations.  OpSail has produced five international sailing events in 1964, 1976, 1986, 1992 and 2000 – each tied to a patriotic or historical event. For more information, visit www.OpSailBoston.com and www.OpSail.org.

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Cisne Branco

 

CARIBBEAN SEA – The Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle underway in the Caribbean. The Eagle is the only square-rigged sailing vessel active in government service. The Eagle’s primary mission is to train future Coast Guard officers from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. It’s secondary mission is to spread the goodwill of the Coast Guard and the American people where ever it may stop. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Donnie Brzuska, PADET Jacksonville, Fla.

 

MAYPORT, Fla. (May 10, 2012) The Colombian navy three-masted barque ARC Gloria arrives at Naval Station Mayport for a scheduled port visit. Gloria is the Colombian navy’s cadet training ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Salt Cebe/Released)

 

NEW YORK(May 23, 2012) The Ecuadorian navy sail training ship BAE Guayas (BE 21) sails past the Statue of Liberty to participate in Fleet Week New York

 

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  1. Sunday, July 1, 5:00 PM, Blessing of the Sails, Service at the Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston’s North End. Join the Seamen and Officers of many vessels for a solemn service led for the OpSail attendees.

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