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Rockport Navy Weekend

July 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - July 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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Rockport

Date: July 10-12, 2015

The Rockport Navy Committee (RocNavCom) and the town of Rockport will be hosting The United States Naval Academy (USNA) Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS). Five NA-44 foot sailboats will arrive in Rockport on Friday July 11th and cast off Sunday evening July 13th.

Sailors from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, the USS Constitution in Boston, Massachusetts and the Navy Band in Newport, Rhode Island have been invited to participate in the weekend events.

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS), aboard five NA-44 foot sailboats, will drop anchor on Friday July 10th in Rockport Harbor to take part in the Rockport Navy Weekend 2015. The midshipmen and their advisors will be joined for the weekend by sailors from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, the USS Constitution in Boston, Massachusetts and the Navy Band in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Rockport Navy Weekend is hosted by the Rockport Navy Committee, which is comprised of volunteers who have worked to bring the U.S. Navy to Rockport since 2007. The enthusiastic support and generous financial donations of the residents and businesses of Rockport helps make the Rockport Navy Weekend a success. Activities are planned to encourage the entire community to interact with and learn about the US Navy.

Saturday:

10:15: The sailors and midshipmen will play kickball with pre-registered local children, ages 6-16, at Green Field. The children, sailors and midshipmen will be mixed together on the teams, no rivalries! The public is welcome to cheer the teams on.

11:00-4:00: A master gun team, in 1813 period uniforms, will be giving hourly demonstration using a replica of an 1812 USS Constitution gun deck complete with a 5,800 pound late 18th century long gun on Bearskin Neck.

12:00 – 4:00: One of the USNA’s 44 foot sailboats will be open for public tours on T-wharf. Midshipmen will be on hand to answer questions.

5:30: Softball game: USN/USNA vs Rockport, Green Field. Live DJ. Refreshments available. Public welcome to cheer the teams on.

Sunday:

8:00-10:00: Benefit pancake breakfast at Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant, 25 Main Street. Enjoy breakfast with visiting midshipmen and sailors while overlooking beautiful Sandy Bay! $5.00 donation at the door.

11:00-4:00: A master gun team, in 1813 period uniforms, will be giving hourly demonstration using a replica of an 1812 USS Constitution gun deck complete with a 5,800 pound late 18th century long gun on Bearskin Neck.

12:00 – 4:00: One of the USNA’s 44 foot sailboats will be open for public tours on T-wharf. Midshipmen will be on hand to answer questions.

3:00 The Northeast Navy Pops Ensemble will perform a free concert at the Rockport High School, 24 Jerden’s Lane. The Northeast Navy Pops Ensemble is comprised of talented musicians from around the country and provides musical entertainment for audiences of all ages. The versatility of this group allows it to play a wide variety of musical styles, including modern and traditional concert band, patriotic favorites, and popular hits of today.

Details

Start:
July 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am
End:
July 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm