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Photo credits: Al Weems 2014 (left and right) Bill Kayser (middle)

Leave technology behind for a weekend of sailing with family and friends aboard America's brand new Tall Ship, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. 

After signing aboard the full-rigged ship you may find yourself on deck bracing the yards on a starboard tack, or taking your turn at the helm, perhaps steering the ship towards a blazing sunset or riding the crest of a following sea. Or maybe aloft, one hundred and thirty feet above the rolling swells, furling sail in a freshening breeze. 

Although Oliver Hazard Perry is a new 21st century Tall Ship, participants of all ages who embark in her will join a long history of adventure education. They will live aboard a true Tall Ship and work side by side with professional crew learning square-rig seamanship on the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in America in over a hundred years.

Aboard Oliver Hazard Perry the focus is on learning 'from sailing' rather than learning 'to sail.' Each individual participates to the best of their ability within the rotating watch system and the efforts of every member of the ship's company are vital to the voyage. No one is a passenger: everyone works together to help make the voyage a success. No prior experience is necessary; no extraordinary fitness is required. 

A voyage aboard the Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry is safe and it can be exhilarating. But while sailing aboard Oliver Hazard Perry is an adventure, it is also comfortable: our professional chef prepares three fine meals each day, berths and cabins are comfortably furnished, the ship is air conditioned throughout and there is ample hot water for showers (although we must conserve our fresh water supply on longer passages).

Each participant under 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult

Voyage details: 

Board @9am Saturday September 3, 2016 at Fort Adams, Newport RI

Disembark @5pm Monday September 5, 2016 at Fort Adams, Newport, RI

Price = $750 per person 

Itinerary: Sailing in and around Narragansett Bay, with overnight anchorages that could include for example, Dutch Harbor, Sakonet River, Block Island

To register please click here