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Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival Is Coming Back This Year
Why doesn’t it happen every year?

tall ships dockedUnlike other big festivals that take place on an annual basis, the Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival occurs only every three or four years. While this certainly adds to the uniqueness of the event, the main reason for the time between festivals is based on the rotation of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race.

This race is actually a series of sailing races that features maritime festivals and other activities along the race "course." Organized by Tall Ships America, the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE rotates each year from the Pacific Coast, to the Atlantic Coast, to the Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes are in the spotlight for 2013, and Green Bay has once again been selected to serve as a maritime festival host port from August 16-18, 2013. Green Bay is one of only seven ports in the U.S., and the only city in Wisconsin to have hosted a Tall Ships® event of this size and scope. The maritime festivals in each host port give visitors a chance to board the tall ships, learn more about our nautical heritage, and experience sailing opportunities.

With a mission to "encourage character building through sail training," Tall Ships America works with traditionally-rigged sailing vessels from Canada, the US, and other countries. The ships are crewed by youth who participate in sail training programs under the supervision of captains and professional crew members.

For more information about the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE, visit the Tall Ships America website.



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