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 31, 2017
Rockport Navy Committee
The United States Naval Academy (USNA) Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS), aboard six NA-44 foot sailboats, will drop anchor on Friday July 14th in Rockport Harbor to take part in the Rockport Navy Weekend 2017. Sailors from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine and the USS Constitution in Boston, Massachusetts have been invited to participate in the weekend events.

The Rockport Navy Weekend is hosted by the Rockport Navy Committee. Activities are planned to encourage the entire community to interact with and learn about the US Navy. The enthusiastic support and generous financial donations of the residents and businesses of Rockport helps make the Rockport Navy Weekend a success.

The Offshore Sail Training Squadron is a summer training option for midshipman that exposes them to seamanship, navigation, and small-unit leadership. This experience allows them to integrate skills learned at the USNA during their first year of study. First class and second class midshipmen can train to be skippers or executive officers providing further command opportunities.

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's primary mission is the overhaul, repair and modernization of Los Angeles-class submarines. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard provides the U.S. Navy's nuclear powered submarine fleet with quality overhaul work in a safe, timely and affordable manner. A model of a nuclear submarine will be at various events throughout the weekend.

The primary mission of USS Constitution's crew is to preserve, protect and maintain USS Constitution, America's Ship of State, for the people of the United States and to promote the U.S. Navy and Armed Forces.

The RocNavCom is looking for Rockport residents to host the forty-eight midshipmen and twelve advisors during their visit. The hosts will be responsible for room and some meals, transportation to morning events and returning the midshipmen Sunday evening. Many of the activities the midshipmen will be participating in include meals.
 
Due to the lack of available lodging for visiting active duty sailors, the Rockport Navy Committee is also looking for Rockport residents willing to host sailors in their homes. The sailors only need lodging; no meals or transportation.

The RocNavCom is holding to the Navy standard of the buddy system; hosts must be able to accommodate at least two midshipmen, advisors or sailors. If you would like to host, please click here.

Saturday:
10:15 AM: The sailors and midshipmen will play kickball with pre-registered local children, ages 6-16, at Evans Field. The children, sailors and midshipmen will be mixed together on the teams, no rivalries! The public is welcome to cheer the teams on.

11:00 AM-4:00 PM: A master gun team, in 1813 period uniforms, will be giving hourly demonstrations using a replica of an 1812 USS Constitution gun deck complete with a 5,800 pound late 18th century long gun on Bearskin Neck.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: One of the USNA’s 44 foot sailboats will be open for public tours on T-wharf. Midshipmen will be on hand to answer questions.

5:30 PM: Softball game: USN/USNA vs Rockport, Evans Field. Live DJ. Refreshments will be available. The public is welcome to cheer the teams on.

Sunday:
8:00 AM-10:00 AM: Benefit pancake breakfast at Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant, 25 Main Street. Enjoy breakfast with visiting midshipmen or sailors while overlooking beautiful Sandy Bay!

11:00 AM-4:00 PM: A master gun team, in 1813 period uniforms, will be giving hourly demonstrations using a replica of an 1812 USS Constitution gun deck complete with a 5,800 pound late 18th century long gun on Bearskin Neck.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: One of the USNA’s 44 foot sailboats will be open for public tours on T-wharf. Midshipmen will be on hand to answer questions.