Star Of India Sail 2018

Star of India and Californian


155-year-old ship once a merchant vessel, immigrant ship, lumber carrier, and now living museum

San Diego, CA (August 02, 2018) — 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 Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, 2018.

Dr. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, describes the event as “a time when we take to sea not only Star of India but also other vessels in our historic fleet to celebrate Star’s long running history as the world’s oldest active sailing ship and centerpiece of the Museum’s historic fleet. This is the public’s opportunity to join in the celebration and at the same time join us on the water aboard either the official tall ship of the state, the Californian or the 1542 Spanish galleon replica San Salvador, for a special daytime catered affair and sailing experience.”

Star of India has circumnavigated the world 21 times and has recently undergone a complex restoration of her decks. Dr. Ashley adds, “we normally sail Star of India two successive weekend days, one weekend every two years. Five years have elapsed since the last time Star of India sailed, so the opportunity to join us under sail with her this November makes this an a more unique experience.”

Maritime Museum of San Diego traditionally offers weekend day sail adventures about the tall ships throughout the year which has become a popular treat for visitors and local San Diegans. The Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 Star of India sailing celebration adventures aboard Californian and San Salvador will include a host of additional treats including champagne, lunch, and bar service.

Guests can make reservations for this special weekend of celebration sailing aboard Californian or San Salvador at starting August 31, 2018.

Space is limited, tickets are non-refundable and will also include admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Star of India

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.