Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tall Ships challenge Savannah, Savannah Events

2012 is the year of noted events for our beautiful city!  First the Girl Scouts' 100 Year Anniversary, then our amazing Saint Patrick's Day celebration... and now a very exciting item is being added to the
list of this year's spring Savannah Events.  Savannah GA bed and breakfasts are joining in with the rest of the city to welcome the 2012 Tall Ships Challenge to our shores!

Tall Ships America is a nonprofit organization whose goal is "to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American public, and support education under sail."  Their Tall Ships Challenge Race is geared towards this goal, as their yearly event is a maritime series of
events featuring traditionally-rigged sailing ships crewed by youth ages 13-25 who are affiliated with Tall Ships America.

Held at a different location around the North American seaboard each year, this incredible event is a five-day festival at each Host Port featuring historic, classic ships and Navy vessels from here and abroad.  The US Coast Guard's Barque Eagle will be in attendance, as well as the HMS Bounty.  And we have it on good authority that our friends at Savannah River Street Pirates will be sailing their pirate ship Renegade during the Tall Ships festivities!

From May 3, 2012 through May 7, 2012 these amazing ships and their events will be seen on the Savannah River.  River Street and the Promenade on Hutchinson Island will be the very best spots to view these magnificent ships.

Member inns of the Romantic Inns of Savannah welcome your visit during this unforgettable event.  We look forward to adding a touch of perfect southern hospitality to your stay!

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