Sail Out to Greet the Tall Ship Nadezhda (Hope) from Russia (SECOND BOAT ADDED!)

  • 21 Oct 2011
  • 8:30 AM
  • City Yachts, San Francisco


  • Greet the Tall Ship Nadezhda

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Sail Out to Greet the Tall Ship

Nadezhda (Hope) from Russia


Join us from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 21 to officially welcome the tall ship Nadezhda (Hope) from Vladivostok, Russia. 


Sailing into San Francisco Bay with the wind at her back, ships like Nadezhda can raise all 25 sails.  Seeing them under full sail is spectacular and not to be missed.


The price is $55 per person. We will be sailing on the Gas Light, a large, comfortable schooner owned by Gas Light Charters




Purchase tickets here


Boarding will be at 8:30 am in San Francisco at City Yachts, through the Fort Mason parking lot. City Yachts is located off Marina Boulevard where it intersects with Laguna Street. The dock is between Fort Mason and the Marina Green Yacht Harbor.


For more information, email:  Deborah Novachick


On the sail we will be joining groups from Fort Ross, California State Parks, the Russian Consulate in San Francisco, the Polish Consulate in San Francisco, the SF-Kraków Sister Cities Association, representatives from the local Russian and Polish communities, the Golden Gate Tall Ships Society, and LeaderSHIP Voyages to warmly welcome this nautical ambassador from Russia.


About the Nadezhda:  The Russian word Nadezhda means Hope.  Nadezhda is making a two-year Pacific expedition to strengthen cooperation between Russia and Asia-Pacific nations. Nadezhda is 359’ long, with 3 huge masts, all with square sails. This rigging is called a full rigged ship.  It is very rare.  She was built in Poland at the Gdańsk shipyards in 1990 and is one of 6 Sister Ships* of the Polish ship Dar Młodziezy. Nadezhda is an educational institution -- an ocean classroom and research vessel from the Maritime State University of Lomonosov Moscow State University.


She will be in San Francisco, at Pier 27, from Friday October 21 through Monday, October 24 – open to the public.   


*The Dar Młodziezy Sister Ships, in order:  Poland’s Dar Młodziezy (“Gift of Youth” – built with funds raised by school children) and Mir (“Peace” or “World”); Russia’s Khersones (an ancient Ukraine city founded by Greeks), Pallada (named for the Greek goddess of wisdom, Pallas Athena), Drushzba ("Friendship") and Nadezhda ("Hope").



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