The Tall Ships are coming to Virginia! “From June 1 -12, 2012, the Port of Virginia will once again host an impressive fleet of tall ships, navy and military war ships representing the world. OpSail 2012 Virginia is planned to illuminate the community with spectacle and festivity, and will place our Commonwealth front and center on the world stage.”
Join in this history-based, family-friendly celebration of these beautiful sea-faring vessels. Besides viewing the ships themselves, events will include free deck tours, historical re-enactments, film festivals, fireworks, concerts, educational programs, Adopt-a-Ship opportunities, and, of course, the much anticipated Parades of Sail. Participating cities include Cape Charles, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Onancock, Portsmouth, Tangier Island, Virginia Beach, and Yorktown.
“On the horizon lies a historic American milestone, an extraordinary occasion for the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia… the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, the writing of the Star Spangled Banner, planned together with the spectacle of OpSail 2012. …. OpSail 2012 Virginia is a collaboration between Operation Sail Inc. (OpSail) national, the United States Navy, Norfolk Festevents, and hundreds of national, state and local organizations.”
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By Tara Stoll