The 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be open for free tours to all Newport International Boat Show ticket holders from 10 am – 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16 and from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, Sept.17. She will be berthed at Perry Mill Wharf, next to the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport.

More than 1,000 visitors toured the ship over Labor Day Weekend at Fort Adams State Park, where the ship berths while not underway for its education-at-sea programs. The largest privately-funded, actively sailing civilian Tall Ship in the U.S., Perry also is Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel. Support from charitable, corporate and marine industry partnerships as well as private donations help fund sail trainee scholarships, partnerships with public schools, youth organizations, and activities that ensure wide public access to Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island’s offerings.

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The Newport International Boat Show, September 14-17, 2017, will feature new sailboats and powerboats, and thousands of products and services from both domestic and international exhibitors. Multiple waterfront facilities along America’s Cup Avenue host the Show including Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharf.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).