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Sail Boston 2017

May 26, 2017

Economic Development

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The City will host Sail Boston 2017 from Saturday, June 17, to Thursday, June 22.

Boston is an official port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The trans-Atlantic regatta will start in Royal Greenwich, UK. From there the fleet will race to Sines, Portugal, followed by Bermuda. The fleet will then race to Boston, for Sail Boston 2017. From Boston, the fleet will cruise in company north to Quebec City, Canada.

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Keep in mind

The City of Boston will host Sail Boston 2017 from Saturday, June 17, to Thursday, June 22. Ships will dock in the South Boston Waterfront, Downtown Waterfront, and Charlestown.

Sail Boston 2017 is privately organized and supported by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, City of Boston, Massport, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

General tips
  • Public boarding of ships is free and open to the public.
  • The hours for public boarding are at the discretion of each ship’s Captain.
  • The traffic and parking restrictions listed on this page are subject to change. For the latest information, please check the Transportation Department's traffic advisory.
Parade of Sail
  • The Sail Boston 2017 Parade of Sail takes place on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • The parade involves 50 ships sailing through Boston Harbor.
  • There will be stadium-style security screening in the area during the parade.

Parade of Sail restrictions

You aren't allowed to bring certain items to the Parade of Sail on Saturday, June 17. There also won't by any places where you can store bags. We listed what you can and can't bring below:

What you can't bring:
  • Coolers on wheels
  • Backpacks
  • Firearms, weapons, sharp objects, or fireworks
  • Glass containers
  • Cans
  • Pre-mixed beverages
  • Grills, propane tanks, or open flames
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Pop-up tents and canopies
  • Bicycles
  • Wagons or pull carts
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Drones
What you can bring:
  • Blankets or tarps (can't be bigger than 10 feet x 10 feet)
  • Folding and beach chairs
  • Coolers, carried in by shoulder strap or single handle
  • Small clutch bags and purses that are easily searchable
  • Diaper bags that are easily searchable
  • Baby Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Glass baby bottles

Street impact: June 17 - 18

Street impact: June 17 - 18

Charlestown Sail Boston Street Impact
Street issue Date and time Location
No parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Warren St. – Chelsea St. to Constitution Rd.
• Constitution Rd. – Warren St. to Chelsea St.
• Shipway Pl. – 9th St. to 13th St.
Handicapped parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• Chelsea St. at 5th St.
Closed to vehicles
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• 5th St. in its entirety
• Baxter Rd. in its entirety
• 6th St. in its entirety
• Terry Ring in its entirety
• 3rd Ave. – 6th St. to 9th St.
• 7th St. in its entirety
• 9th St. at 4th Ave.
• 8th St. in its entirety
• 1st Ave. – 5th St. to Shipway Pl.
Pedestrian entrance and exit
Saturday, June 17
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Gate 1 Charlestown Navy Yard
• 5th St. at 1st Ave.
• 9th Street at Shipway Pl.
• Menino Park at Spaulding Hospital / Pier 11
Bicycle parking
Saturday, June 17
• Constitution Rd. at Gate 1
• Chelsea St. at 16th St. 
Ride sharing dropoff and pickup
Saturday, June 17
• Select Areas on Chelsea St.

East Boston Sail Boston Street Impact
Street Issue Date and time Location
No parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• Sumner St. – Havre St. to Orleans St.
• Bremen St. – Sumner St. to Marginal St.
Handicapped parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• Maverick Square
Closed to vehicles
(No parking)
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• Sumner St. – New St. to Havre St.
• New St. in its entirety
• Border St. – Maverick St. to Sumner St.
• Landing St. in its entirety
• London St. – Maverick St. to Sumner St. 
• Liverpool St. – Maverick St. to Sumner St.
• Marginal St. in its entirety
• Orleans St. – Webster St. to Marginal St.
• Haynes St. in its entirety
• Cottage St. – Webster St. to Marginal St.
• Jeffries St. – Sumner St. to Marginal St.
• Sumner St. at Jeffries St.
Pedestrian entrance and exit
Saturday, June 17
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• New St at Sumner St.
• Liverpool St. in between Landing St. and Sumner St.
• Sumner St. at London St. 
• Lewis Mall Harbor Park at Bremen St.
• Entrance to Piers Park from Marginal St.
• Jeffries St. at Marginal St.
Bicycle Parking
Saturday, June 17
Maverick Square
Ride sharing dropoff and pickup
Saturday, June 17
Maverick Square

Long Wharf to Rowes Wharf Sail Boston street impact
Street Issue Date and time Location
No parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Atlantic Ave. – Commercial St. to Seaport Blvd.
• State Street – Atlantic Ave to Old Atlantic Ave. 
• Central St. – Atlantic Ave. to Old Atlantic Ave.
• Milk St. – Atlantic Ave to Old Atlantic Ave.
Authorized event and handicap parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Atlantic Ave. – Milk St. to E India Row
Closed to vehicles
(No parking)
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Old Atlantic Ave. – Central St. to State St. 
• East India Row at Atlantic Ave.
• Northern Ave. at Atlantic Ave.
Pedestrian entrances and exits
Saturday, June 17
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Long Wharf
• East India Row
• Rowes Wharf

North End Sail Boston street impact
Street issue Date and Time Location
No parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Commercial St. – Hanover St. to Atlantic Ave. 
Authorized event and handicap parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Commercial St. – Jackson Ave. to Hanover St.
Closed to vehicles
(No parking)
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Battery Wharf at Commercial St.
• Battery St. at Commercial St.
• Union Wharf at Commercial St.
• Eastern Ave. at Commercial St.
• Lewis Wharf at Atlantic Ave.
Pedestrian entrances and exits
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Puopolo Park
• Battery Wharf
• Sargents Wharf
• Commercial Wharf
Bicycle parking
Saturday, June 17
• Puopolo Park
Ride sharing dropoff and pickup
Saturday, June 17
• Commercial Street between Foster St. and Jackson Ave.

Seaport District (East of B Street) Sail Boston impact
Street issue Date and time Location
No parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Northern Ave. – Congress St. to Tide St.
• Tide St. – Drydock Ave. to Northern Ave.
Closed to vehicles
(No parking)
Saturday, June 17 -  Sunday, June 18
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• B St. inbound – Congress St. to Northern Ave.
• WTC Ave. – Massport Haul to Northern Ave. 
• Northern Ave. – B St. to Congress St. 
• Seaport Ln. – Hotel Entrance to Northern Ave.
• D St. outbound- Beyond garage exit to. Northern Ave.
• D St. inbound – Park Ln. to Northern Ave. 
• Tide St. – Northern Ave. to Fid Kennedy Ave.
• Fid Kennedy Ave. in its entirety
• Access Road A in its entirety
• Access Road B in its entirety
• Yankee Lobster Driveway in its entirety
• Seafood Way in its entirety
Pedestrian entrance and exit
Saturday, June 17
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• World Trade Center Pier West
• World Trade Center Pier East
• Fish Pier

 

Seaport District Sunday impact

Seaport District Street Impact (Atlantic Ave. to B St.) Sail Boston
Street issue Date and Time Location
Authorized event and handicap parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Seaport Blvd. – Moakley Bridge to B St. 
• Sleeper St. – Boston Wharf
Closed to vehicles
(No parking)
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Northern Ave. – from Old Northern Ave. Bridge to E. Service Rd.
• Sleeper St. – Seaport Blvd. to Northern Ave.
• Courthouse Way in its entirety
• Fan Pier Blvd. in its entirety
• Bond Dr. in its entirety
• Liberty Dr. in its entirety 
• Marina Park Dr. in its entirety
• Harbour Shore Dr. in its entirety
• E. Service Rd. 
Pedestrian entrance and exits
Saturday, June 17
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Sleeper St. at Seaport Blvd.
• E. Service Rd. at Seaport Blvd.
Bicycle parking
Saturday, June 17
• MBTA Silver Line Courthouse Station
Ride sharing dropoff and pickup
Saturday, June 17
• Eastbound Seaport Blvd. between Sleeper St. and Farnsworth Street

South Boston Sail Boston street impact
Street issue Date and Time Location
No parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Farragut Rd. Northbound Lane/Park side
• Day Blvd. – G St. to Farragut Rd.
Authorized event and handicap parking
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Day Blvd. from Sugar Bowl Parking Lot to the Statue
Closed to vehicles
(No parking) (MBTA/HOV bus use only)
Saturday, June 17
12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Shore Rd. – Farragut Rd. to Day Blvd.
• Day Blvd. – East Broadway to Castle Island
Pedestrian entrance and exit
Saturday, June 17
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Day Blvd. East of Shore Rd. intersection
Bicycle parking
Saturday, June 17
• Murphy Rink
Ride Sharing dropoff and pickup
Saturday, June 17
• On East 1st St. at intersection of Farragut Rd.