Tall Ship Festival Is Coming Back This Year
Why doesn’t it
happen every year?
Unlike 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
For more information about the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE, visit
the Tall Ships