About Sail Portsmouth

Sail Portsmouth (formerly PMC)

More than 25 years ago, a group of local businessmen brought the first tall ship to Portsmouth Harbor, a modest beginning that evolved into the Piscataqua Maritime Commission.

You can support the Sail Portsmouth by donating, sponsoring, or volunteering. ln so doing, you continue Sail Portsmouth’s long tradition of service to the community. To volunteer at the Sail Portsmouth maritime festival, please select “Support Sail Portsmouth” heading at the top of the Home page, select “Become a Volunteer”, and follow the prompts. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.

When you join the Sail Portsmouth, you receive our electronic newsletter, insider information about coming events, an invitation to the Captain’s Reception, and discounts on tickets and special merchandise.

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Sail Portsmouth Members

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Kids Sent to Sail

Event Attendance

Event Attendance

Activities Offered

Through a variety of activities, the Sail Portsmouth offers family fun for visitors and locals alike:

Sail Portsmouth
Sail Portsmouth Tall Ships


SAIL PORTSMOUTH brings tall ships to Portsmouth, starting with a Parade of Sail and continuing for several days with tours of the ships and related...

Ocean Sail
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TALL SHIP SAILS offer exciting and fun opportunities to sail for a day aboard a tall ship on the waters of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

Tall Ship BrewFest
Tall Ships


TALL SIPS BREWFEST showcases local beers and spirits as well as family entertainment, all while raising money for the..

Sea Challenge


SEA CHALLENGE is the heart and soul of the Sail Portsmouth mission, providing
opportunities for teenagers to participate in experiential/adventure training aboard tall ships.

Maritime Talk
Maritime Talk


MARITIME TALKS are a series of presentations by the Sail Portsmouth to celebrate and showcase the Seacoast’s 400-year-old seafaring heritage.

Activities & Other Events

Plan activities for the whole family. Check out the entire event calendar.

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