Parade of Sail and Flotilla CANCELLED
After consulting with the Coast Guard, NOAA weather, the Port Authority, and Harbor Pilots, the consensus of the meeting was to cancel the Parade of Sail due to forecasted severe and hazardous weather moving through the area at the time of the Parade. We considered safety to be our foremost objective. “A lot of people were disappointed, but none more than the Sail Portsmouth Board of Directors”, stated Phil von Hemert, Board Chair. Many people had worked a long time to create the biggest line up of tall ships Portsmouth had seen in memory.
We still look forward to holding a fun, informative Sail Portsmouth event with ship tours and tall ship sails Friday through Monday, July 28 through 31. Tickets are still available for ship tours and the Sail Portsmouth main venue is open from 10 AM to 5 PM every day. Tickets may be purchased on this website or at the gate.