Posts Tagged ‘festival of sail’

Parade of Sail Kicks Off San Francisco’s 2008 Festival of Sail

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

San Francisco’s Festival of Sail started yesterday – read all about it.

Movie star The Bounty in front of Alcatraz, as seen from the Crissy Field Overlook in the Presidio. Click to expand:


The Coast Guard’s Eagle, just after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge. Lot’s of great photos here, from Telstar Logistics. Can you spot the baggywrinkle?


A different view of the Eagle, next to the Alpha Tower of the Bay Bridge as witnessed by Petty Officer Sherri Eng:


Lots of people came out to see the SS Jeremiah O’Brien slowly chug along:


See you at the Festival of Sail!

Get Your Sail On! San Francisco’s Annual Festival of Sail Begins

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

It’s on! Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22, 2008, you should come on down to San Francisco’s waterfront and check out all the old school ships. You’ll be able to see 32 Tall Ships sail through the Golden Gate starting at around noon. You can get good views from the Presidio and Fort Mason.

Look out for the Nazi-built war prize USCGC Eagle (you can’t miss it, it’s huge).


tall ship Pallada, via Towse’s photostream in front of Treasure Island

Don’t miss the Pirate Academy!

There will be three Festival of Sail villages at:

AT&T Park (Green Village),

Ferry Building (International Sail Village), and

Pier 43-1/2 (Marine Educational Village).

Purchase Boarding Passes online for one of three villages, which will feature several vessels and other maritime-history highlights ($10 to $20). Board the Red and White Fleet Water Taxi to connect between the three villages. Book online ($16) for a full day pass.

See you there!