June 8-10, 2012, the Port of Virginia will once again host an impressive fleet of tall ships, navy and military war ships representing the world. OpSail 2012 Virginia and Harborfest is planned to illuminate the community with spectacle and festivity, and will place our Commonwealth front and center on the world stage.
|Tall ship 'KALMAR NYCKEL' will be participating in OpSail 2012 and along the
Portsmouth, Virginia waterfront. Photo by Joe Elder.
|The tall ship 'GAZELA' will be next to the High Street landing and in front of |
Skipjack Nautical Wares during OpSail 2012. Photo by Joe Elder.
Some of Skipjack's marine artists will be on hand, Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 to demonstrate different maritime skills, such as scrimshaw carving, knot-tieing, wood carving and other sailor and folk art skills. Selected work of art celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 will also be on display during this spectacular event.
OpSail 2012 Virginia is the perfect opportunity to visit Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery where you'll discover one of the finest collections of marine artwork, nautical antiques and decor, Chelsea marine clocks, authentic ship salvage, nautical lamps, lighting and furnishings, marine instruments as well as our own Skipjack Nautical Wears yachting apparel and jewelry. Skipjack is also the best place for nautical gifts too!
|Skipjack's "Underway" Garment-Dyed Short Sleeve T-shirt in Red or Blue.|
For a listing of OpSail 2012 Virginia events to be held along Portmouth's downtown/Olde Towne seaboard, go to http://www.opsail2012virginia.com/events-schedule/portsmouth . For information about OpSail 2012 Virginia, go to http://www.opsail2012virginia.com/.
|The tall ship 'KALMAR NYCKEL' during the parade of sail. Photo by Joe Elder.|
Skipjack nautical Wares & Marine Gallery is an Official OpSail 2012 Virginia Certified Business. http://www.skipjacknauticalwares.com.