Rockport Navy Committee
The Rockport Navy Committee is comprised of volunteers who have worked to bring the U.S. Navy to Rockport since 2007. Activities are planned to encourage the entire community to interact with and learn about the US Navy.
RocNavCom is a not for profit organization presently under the umbrella of the America Legion Post 98 Rockport.
This site was last updated: May 6, 2015
Rockport Navy Weekend 2015
The United States Naval Academy (USNA) Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS), aboard five NA-44 foot sailboats, will drop anchor on Friday July 10th in Rockport Harbor to take part in the Rockport Navy Weekend 2015. The midshipmen and their advisors will be joined for the weekend by sailors from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, the USS Constitution in Boston, Massachusetts and the Navy Band in Newport, Rhode Island.
The Rockport Navy Weekend is hosted by the Rockport Navy Committee, which is comprised of volunteers who have worked to bring the U.S. Navy to Rockport since 2007. The enthusiastic support and generous financial donations of the residents and businesses of Rockport helps make the Rockport Navy Weekend a success. Activities are planned to encourage the entire community to interact with and learn about the US Navy.
The US Navy and USNA will play kickball with pre-registered Rockport children 6-16 years old on Saturday. The children and sailors/midshipmen will be mixed together on the teams, no rivalries. Children must be able to be photographed. The game will be held at Green Field (behind Rockport Elementary School) at 10:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided for the players after the game at 12:15 p.m. To register a child to play kickball, please click here.
Long Gun Demonstrations
A master gun team from the USS Constitution, in 1813 period uniforms, will be giving hourly demonstration using a replica of an 1812 USS Constitution gun deck complete with a 5,800 pound late 18th century long gun on Bearskin Neck. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
One of the USNA’s 44 foot sailboats will be open for free public tours on T-wharf from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Midshipmen will be on hand to answer questions.
USN/USNA vs Rockport, Green Field (behind Rockport Elementary School). Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Live DJ. Refreshments available. Will Navy beat Rockport for a second year? Public is welcome.
Sunday morning there will be a benefit pancake breakfast at Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy breakfast seated with, whenever possible, visiting midshipmen and sailors while overlooking beautiful Sandy Bay! $5.00 donation at the door, the proceeds will benefit the Rockport Navy Committee.
Navy Band Concert
The Northeast Navy Pops Ensemble will perform a free concert at the Rockport High School, 24 Jerdens Lane at 3:00 p.m. The Northeast Navy Pops Ensemble is comprised of talented musicians from around the country and provides musical entertainment for audiences of all ages. The versatility of this group allows it to play a wide variety of musical styles, including modern and traditional concert band, patriotic favorites, and popular hits of today. To reserve tickets, click here or call Roger at 978-618-3548.
The RocNavCom is looking for Rockport residents to host the forty midshipmen and ten advisors during their visit. The midshipmen range in age from 18 to 23. Due the lack of available lodging for visiting active duty sailors, the Rockport Navy Committee is looking for Rockport residents willing to host sailors in their homes.
We are holding to the Navy standard of the buddy system; hosts must be able to accommodate at least two midshipmen, advisors or sailors. If you are interested in hosting sailors, midshipmen or advisors please click here.
The success of the Navy visits is dependent on the enthusiastic support and generous financial donations of the residents and businesses of Rockport. To help defer the costs of the Navy Weekend the RocNavCom will be holding a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are available from committee members. The drawing will be held during the USN/USNA vs. a Rockport town softball game at Green Field on Saturday night July 11th. The game starts at 6:30 pm. Public is welcome.