Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry Begins Journey South with Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy Students
The students recently completed a four-week MAMA “Mariner Boot Camp” training course designed to give them international credentials for securing an entry level job on a ship. To graduate from their program, they must now finish at least 160 hours of hands-on experience at sea, a requirement that will be completely fulfilled during their time aboard Perry.
Rogers high school students go to sea on america's newest tall ship oliver hazard perry
This spring, the 200-foot Perry sailed her inaugural ocean passages to Cuba and Bermuda. The voyages to Cuba were targeted towards high school and college students, and on her way back to Newport in April, Perry provided a special program for adventurous adults who wanted to learn the skills of offshore celestial navigation and meteorology. Next up was two back-to-back voyages for Midshipman candidates from Newport’s Naval Academy Prep School, followed by the most recent one-week voyage for a group of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who attend Newport’s Rogers High School.
Naval Academy Prep School Students “Ship Out”on Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry
The 200-foot Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel, departed Monday, May 1 for its first of two back-to-back programs held in partnership with the Naval Academy Prep School (NAPS). Aboard were 28 midshipman candidates enrolled in a ten-month course of instruction at NAPS that began in July 2016. The candidates will be at sea aboard Perry for five days.
Biodiesel Sees the Sea: New Sailing School Vessel Fueled with B20
Newport Biodiesel provides 6,000 gallons of B20 for voyage ending in Cuba
NEWPORT, R.I. (February 22, 2017) – A one-of-a-kind ship with a special mission is now fueled with 20 percent biodiesel as it begins a voyage from New England to Florida, then on to Cuba in March. On February 21, 2017, the 200-foot Sailing School Vessel Oliver Hazard Perry took on 6,000 gallons of B20 at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island.