Savannah, Ga is known for a lot of things from classic Southern charm and beautiful scenery, to enchanting Spanish moss draped walkways, and one of a kind places to get married…and the list goes on.¬† Coming up in May 2012 is a once in a lifetime experience you absolutely want to be a part of – The Tall Ships Challenge.¬† Savannah will welcome some of the most majestic Tall Ships the world has to offer.¬† You and your family will be able to view all of the ships, board many, and even sail on your favorite one!
This family friendly event has something for everyone with events beginning May 3rd, and ending May 7th, 2012 and takes place at the Historic Riverfront in downtown Savannah.
What is the Tall Ships Challenge?
The Tall Ships Challenge¬ģ is an annual event organized by the Tall Ships America alternating in a three year cycle between the Great Lakes, the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts of North America.¬† The event draws hundreds of thousands of people to witness beautiful Tall Ships from the age of sail and provides a unique opportunity for the participants to interact with the crews of different vessels in friendly rivalry as they race from port to port.
Tickets for this awesome event can be purchased online and range in price from $5 to $25 depending on which event or activity you are interested in.¬† So far there are 14 confirmed ships that will be part of the Tall Ships Challenge but be sure to check their website often as more ships are still being added!
One of the highlights of the event is the Parade of Sail on Monday, May 7.
Eagle begins Parade just off Talmadge Bridge/US 17, Speed 5 knots
LAST VESSEL passes Talmadge Bridge/US 17
Eagle passes Fort Jackson, Speed to 8 knots
LAST VESSEL passes Fort Jackson
Eagle passes Fort Pulaski, Speed to 7 knots
LAST VESSEL passes Fort Pulaski
Eagle passes Tybee Island, Speed remains 7 knots
LAST VESSEL passes Tybee Island
Eagle finishes Parade
LAST VESSEL finishes Parade
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience in Savannah and REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CAMERA’S!!¬† I would love to see the pictures you take, so please feel free to post them to my Facebook Page so anyone that isn’t able to attend can catch a glimpse of the event!
If you are one of the many that want to live in the Savannah or Richmond Hill, Ga area, I can help you get started or answer any questions you may have.¬† Visit this link to browse some of the beautiful homes for sale here.
For any and all of your questions about the Richmond Hill and Savannah, Ga areas, as well as real estate questions and needs, please don’t hesitate to contact¬†me, Teresa Cowart, as I am always happy to help!¬† You can also connect with me on my Facebook Page for area info and events, things to do, real estate news, home ownership tips, and so much more!