OpSail 2012: Parade of Sail Up the Bay
The Tall Ships are leaving Hampton Roads and going up the Bay at 6 Knots, and we’ve been invited to tag along as far as we want to go. Look for more info elsewhere in the Helmsman and on our website.
From their website:
A new event for OpSail 2012 Virginia™ ! As the fleet of tall ships depart, they will proceed in formation out of the Elizabeth River, past Fort Monroe in Hampton and turn northward in the Chesapeake Bay towards their next port of call in Baltimore, MD. The fleet will maintain a speed of six knots, passing Smith Point at the mouth of the Potomac River around sunset (about 9PM) on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Recreational boaters, yacht clubs and charter vessels are encouraged to participate in the Parade by sailing alongside the fleet as they make their way northward. This will offer a unique opportunity to see the tall ships in their natural environment - at sea. Boaters are encouraged to check this website regularly to learn more about the Parade and look for informational brochures on small boat safety and navigational restrictions specific to OpSail 2012 Virginia™ . Viewing locations in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck, Eastern Shore. For more information, visit Parade of Sail Information.