Our Mission 

Our mission is to provide innovative and empowering education-at-sea programs that promote personal and professional growth.

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10 points of pride for Oliver Hazard Perry 

  1. Namesake: US Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led the first US naval victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie; War of 1812

  2. Home Port: Fort Adams, Newport Rhode Island

  3. Unique Design: First ocean-going, full-rigged ship to be built in the United States in over 100 years!

  4. A Mighty Fine Crew: Can take on 28 trainees with 17 professional crew members. 'Sailing School Vessel' means OHP doesn't take on passengers, everyone has a role.

  5. Programs Focused on Growth: Leadership development opportunities for students of all ages. Team building in the form of practical sail training as well as customizable leadership workshops. 

  6. Adventure Awaits: Get a taste of tall ship life! Experience climbing aloft, hauling lines, & being at the helm!

  7. A Different Type of Classroom: Hands-on, inspiring, innovative learning; a curriculum based around nautical academia & marine science.

  8. A Trip That Lasts: "The experience was one I will never forget. Best time ever."
    - Rebecca Downs-Honey, Portsmouth High School 

  9. The World is Our Oyster: After spending her first season of program exploring the waters of New England, she headed down South for the first time early 2017 and will continue international and local voyages through 2018.

  10. We Think Big: at 200 ft., with 7 miles of rope, 160 belaying pins, & 20 sails, anything is possible.