Monday, July 2, 2012
A Sailabration for the Whole Family!
The Sailabration in Baltimore this year was an event that was not to be missed! Fun for the whole family, tall ships from around the world sailed into port, most of them were government or coast guard ships from other countries, and we were all allowed to visit and go on board! During the day time it was a history and culture lesson in the making. This was the perfect event to take a child to and have them learn about different countries, cultures and the fundamentals of sailing. Everyone working and crewing aboard had a special story to tell about how they sailed to Baltimore and the journey that lead them there. Learning about the journey and experience was just as fun as learning about the boat and seeing all of the fun aspects of a historic tall ship.
The evening was none the less of a huge party where each country’s boat would have an elaborate celebration on board. The boardwalk in Inner Harbor Baltimore was crowded with live music and people celebrating. The tall ship from Columbia had live salsa music and was going strong into the wee hours of the night. The tall ship from El Salvador had an elaborate ball and dinner happening, and everything would be watched and spectated, which made it fun for tourists and passer byers. The Sailabration was truly an event for people of all ages. There was something fun and entertaining for everyone to do and see. It was a celebration not only of sailing and tall ships but bringing different countries and cultures together. It was a great family environment as well as a great party scene! It was an event that was too good to be missed! So if you didn’t make it to Baltimore this year, don’t miss out next time!