Venue Details

50 Star Starred
Patriot II in SW
700 Water Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
703-674-7824
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Member Tips

Kathy L
Come early to make sure you can find on street parking.
info Jun 15 2009 star this tip starred
Kathy L
Don't forget the sunscreen.
info Jun 15 2009 star this tip starred

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21 events
19 reviews
43 stars
attended Jun 13 2009

I love sailing and old ships so this event was a lot of fun for me. There wasn't as much hands-on experience as the title describes but the outing was all what you made... continued

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19 events
10 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 13 2009

I was very disappointed with this event. There were about 30 people for the trip and no seating - you had to stand for 2 hours! There wasn't much wind the day we went... continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 13 2009

informative and interesting event. gave a good sense of the way life was on the sea in the 1700's. the ship was a beautiful recreation of the original. instructive recreation of what life and work. crew was very interesting and nice.

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Website

http://www.prosinthecity.com/index.cfm?cityid=1&action=events#...

Description

While the D.C. area abounds with boating and water sports fun, there’s nothing comparable to a two-hour sail aboard an historic schooner! Professionals in the City invites you to an event that’s the only one of its kind; raise your topsails for a seafaring event of such distinction, it will forever change your view of sailing life in the 18th century!

A perfect replica of a Boston-built merchant schooner, for four years, she served the British Royal Navy. She’s been painstakingly recreated with meticulous detail to give modern participants a completely authentic experience of schooner-sailing hundreds of years before today’s convenient engine-powered vessels. Once, the sailing ships ruled the seas; now you can experience the reality of crewing a masted schooner!

This ship was launched in 2001 as a “living classroom” for completely unique educational programs about seafaring life; over 5,000 participants each year have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step back in history, onto the high seas and the challenges of crewing a schooner that was originally launched in 1767. You’ll learn the history of the vessel as a merchant and patrolling ship that survived some of the most dangerous crossings of the North Atlantic during the American Colonial period. Although the original schooner’s fate is unknown, you’ll have a two-hour sail on her meticulously recreated replica!

Your embarkation will begin on the Gangplank Marina at D.C.’s southwest waterfront promptly at 3:00 pm; you’ll disembark at 5:00 pm. During this time, you’ll have the unique opportunity to assist the crew in raising the sails and steering the ship. All your questions about seafaring life in the 1700’s and the construction of this ship will be answered, as well as providing you with an interactive tour of the living quarters. History will come alive for you the moment you step on board the 51-foot deck!

About the Ticket Supplier: Professionals in the City

Professionals in the City is a socializing and networking organization that offers professionals in major cities an opportunity to unwind, have fun, and meet people who share their interests outside of the workplace.