Looking for something unique and exciting to do this weekend?
Look no further than across the Peconic to Greenport where an invasion of tall ships will drop their anchors after completing the first leg of the Tall Ships Challenge running from Savannah to Halifax.
After a long sail up the Atlantic coast, crews will be looking for some fun, music, hot chowder and refreshing wines. What better place than Greenport? And what better wines than those of the East End of Long Island?
This weekend, the Village of Greenport will close the main streets to all but foot traffic, as it takes on a festive air geared to welcoming a half-dozen or more tall ships and their crews with visitors coming from around the world. If you go to Greenport between Friday and Monday, you can board these great vessels, tied up at the quay, and if the winds are favorable, you can catch a sail on the Peconic Bay, too.
A great adventure for kids of all ages!
The Tall Ships Challenge races are actually held at sea, between designated ports as this event commemorates the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The Tall Ships Challenge is an important celebration for folks in the US and Canada. There will be numerous celebrations and maritime festivals along the Atlantic Coast this summer and the tall ship's itineraries have been planned so that its fleet of competing sailors can attend many of these events along their coastal route.
Host cities include Savannah (May 3-7), Greenport (May 24-28), Newport (July 6-9), Halifax (July 19-23) and other Nova Scotia ports (July 24-29).
Be a part of the fun and celebration. "Weigh anchor!" And get your crew to Greenport this weekend!!