On 7/11, Bostonians welcomed crews and cadets from all over the world for Sail Boston 2009. Sail Boston is an official Port of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009 (TSAC). The trans-Atlantic regatta started in Vigo, Spain. From there, the fleet raced to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, en route to Bermuda. The fleet then headed to Charleston, South Carolina before racing to Boston, for Sail Boston 2009.
Sail Boston entertained its younger audience with educational programs focusing on US and international maritime history.