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Greenwich, CT to host HARBORFEST in April

Posted by Tall Ships America on December 18, 2009

In an exciting and unique approach to fundraising for public education, the  P.T.A  of the Hamilton Avenue Elementary School of Greenwich, CT is producing HARBORFEST,  April 23rd – 25th, 2010 in Greenwich Harbor.   All net proceeds will go to support the school. 

ASTA is proud to support this event.  Our TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® team has met with event organizers, toured the port, and are providing support along the way.  Greenwich Harbor is a pretty little port, with facilities appropriate to mid- to small-sized ASTA member vessels.  Constraining draft alongside is reported to be 8 feet.   This will be a good business opportunity for the right vessels, which will be warmly welcomed by the community for this intimately scaled event.

P.T.A. Vice President and Event Organizer Bob Macintyre says, “Greenwich has never hosted a Tall Ships® event before. I can’t begin to describe how extremely proud and honored we are to be the first organization to do so.”  We expect all visiting ships will benefit from his great enthusiasm!

ASTA vessels that have committed to the event so far are Argia, Quinnipiack, Pioneer, Lettie G. Howard and Soundwaters and several other are still considering it.  There is room for a few more, so please review your schedule, and think about being part of this fun festival.  Contact Bert Rogers bert@sailtraining.org at ASTA for more info.

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2 Responses to “Greenwich, CT to host HARBORFEST in April”

  1. Bob Macintyre said

    On behalf of the Hamilton Avenue Elementary School PTA, families, and staff, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to ASTA and those participating vessel organizations for your kind assistance and cooperation in order that we may present Tall Ships – Greenwich 2010 (a Harborfest Event) to our home town.

    We are all looking forward to your arrival with great enthusiasm and excitement, and will do our best within our means to provide you with a memorable event, and make your stay an enjoyable one.

    We truly hope that more of your fellow Tall Ship organizations see their way to attend our event.

    Best wishes to you all for gentle winds and calm seas. SEE YOU IN APRIL!

    Bob Macintyre
    Vice-Presiudent of Fundraising &
    Event Chair
    Hamilton Avenue School P.T.A.

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