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Friday July 3rd, 2015: 

Evening Gala 1800-2300

After six years of planning and construction, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be completed and start its Sailing Education mission this summer. Please join us to celebrate the completion of this unprecedented $16 million economic development project that has supported hundreds of jobs in the Rhode Island marine industry. We invite you to share in this proud accomplishment at our "Homeport Rhode Island" Gala on Friday, July 3rd at Newport Shipyard. This event will honor our Board Chairman, Bart Dunbar, for his unfailing devotion towards Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island
Throughout the evening, guests can participate in a live and silent auction all while enjoying cocktails, dinner, dancing and dessert.  SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be dockside and open for visits. Proceeds from the night will go toward the organization’s educational programs.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available at the door. Purchase Tickets

Alternatively, complete and return this form.

Gala Advanced Registration Form Gala Advanced Registration Form


For corporate sponsorship opportunities please complete and return this form

Gala Corporate Sponsorship Form Gala Corporate Sponsorship Form


Gala Sponsors

  • Advanced Fuel Solutions
  • All Metals
  • Bank Newport
  • Bank RI
  • Bowen's Wharf
  • Cox Communications
  • Dimeo
  • Discover Newport
  • Jgoodison
  • Peregrine


    Main Topsail

    Fore Topsail

    Mizzen Topsail

    Fore Course

    Flying Jib


    Main Royal

    Bowen's Wharf Company

    Fore Royal

    Peregrine Group LLC

    Main T’Gallant

    All Metals
    Bank Newport
    J. Goodison Company
    Kimberly and Bradford Dimeo

    Fore T’Gallant

    Mizzen T’Gallant

    Advanced Fuel Solutions
    Cox Communications
    Discover Newport
    Brooks Marine Group


    • Al Weems
    • Blackstone
    • C&S Restroom
    • Campo & Co
    • DJ Butch
    • Exquisite Events
    • Newport Tent
    • Rentals Unlimited
    • Sayles Livingston