Blog : Sail Portsmouth Weekend With Gundalow Company

By Sam Lane | Jul 8, 2015 | in

Gundalow Company is holding a Sail Portsmouth Weekend, offering a number of great deals accommodating for all ages. The highlighted event is the Parade of Sails, where those attending will welcome El Galeon Andulucia and the privateer Lynx, while abroad the gundalow Piscataqua. The historic gundalows will be the setting for a number of fun activities from morning to evening, beginning with the 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. excursion where kids will be sailing for free. The whole family is sure to enjoy perusing around the Piscataqua River and nearby regions, holding unmatchable views and character. If the two-hour excursion can’t fit into the schedule, short sails will be held at 12:30 p.m. on the 25th and 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the 26th. The shortened sails will last for an hour and fifteen minutes at a rate of $20 for adults and $10 for children 13 and below.

In addition to these offers, Gundalow Company is hosting music sails aboard the Piscataqua with the acapella group, The Overtones. This offer will be running from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the 25th and all proceeds will go toward the non-profit Portsmouth Pro Musica. On the 26th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there will be a free dockside tour of the gundalow ships. At 6 p.m., Random Acts of Harmony will be singing and playing traditional and contemporary folk music. The group is comprised of a 3-part harmony along with acoustic instrumentation. 

Active since the 1600s, gundalows have tooled around the local Portsmouth waters, continually active with various purposes throughout the years. The ships were once cargo barges benefitting the regional commerce and trade, and are now a relic still used for educational and recreational purposes, engaging in the local community. The spirit of the ships still shine along the river as it did in its glory days, giving an authentic sailing experience to seasoned sailors and daily visitors alike.

With such an incredible offer, those attending are guaranteed an eventful sail and a one of a kind experience. Gundalow Company encourages all to join in on Sail Portsmouth Weekend, as it will be a weekend not to be missed.

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