SAN DIEGO–Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine, will rally sail crew and staff, key donors, supporters, and special guests for an exclusive Star of India sail in November.
Five years have elapsed since the last time Star of India sailed, so the opportunity to join her under sail this November makes this an even more unique experience. Star of India, built in 1863, is the world’s oldest active sailing ship and has circumnavigated the globe 21 times. Star of India first came to San Diego in 1927. It was not until 1951 when Maritime Museum of San Diego made long-awaited historical renovations to the vessel originally named Euterpe, after the Greek goddess of music and poetry. Star of India relies on Maritime Museum of San Diego volunteers and a committed staff for its upkeep.
On Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, the Star of India sailing celebration adventures include the opportunity to sail aboard three legendary sailing vessels on this historic occasion when Star of India sails through San Diego Bay and heads out off Point Loma. Guests can reserve tickets aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Californian, the official tall ship of the state, or San Salvador, the 1542 Spanish galleon replica built in San Diego by staff and volunteers and America, a replica of the historic yacht that won the America’s Cup in 1851.
Tickets are $249 per person and include catered breakfast, lunch, drinks, and celebratory champagne. Each ship will include an on-board historian to deepen guests’ understanding of Star of India, the history behind all vessels and the Museum. Guests can find details and make reservations at sdmaritime.org or call (619) 234-9153. ext. 111.
Check in is at 9 a.m. and ships are expected to return to the Museum at 5 p.m. Space is limited and include admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.