This 3 day festival is always beautiful, fun and it helps raise money for the Sail Portsmouth! Our performance times will be confirmed at a later date but we will be performing all 3 days, throughout the weekend.

The Sea Challenge program is one of the primary reasons we raise money. Sail Portsmouth sent 54 high school youths to sea in 2019, 40 in 2021, and at least 44 on two voyages scheduled for 2022.

“Sea Challenge students learn what they can do, not what they’ve been told they cannot do.” – Chad Chadwick, Former Board Chair, Sail Portsmouth

Not every kid has an equal chance in life. On a Sea Challenge voyage, every student really learns about themselves. They learn about living with strangers on a traditionally rigged vessel 24/7. They learn to work with their shipmates. They assume responsibility for the ship and their mates. Sea Challenge kids think the experience is, “awesome”, “fun” and, even, “life changing”.