Sailing school tall ship passes final tests

The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry has completed the drills and inspections required by the US Coast Guard in order for the ship to qualify as a sailing school vessel.

The drills were carried out on Narragansett Bay, USA under full sail and in brisk breezes.

The 60-metre, three-masted, full rigged ship is America’s newest tall ship and Rhode Island’s official Sailing Education Vessel. It carries 1,300 square metres of sail area and seven miles of running rigging.

“We are very pleased with the way the crew has come together and that Oliver Hazard Perry has made it through all the complexities of coast guard certification to receive her USCG Certificate of Inspection,” said Captain David Dawes. “The ship is performing as expected, and we’re confident we’ll be able to give trainees an excellent experience.”