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: November 3, 2013
Rockport Navy Weekend 2013
The Rockport Navy Committee (RocNavCom) and the town of Rockport will be hosting The United States Naval Academy (USNA) Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS). Four NA-44 foot sailboats will arrive in Rockport on Friday July 12th and cast off Monday morning July 15th.
Sailors from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, the USS Constitution in Boston, Massachusetts and the Navy Band in Newport, Rhode Island have been invited to participate in the weekend events.
The US Navy and USNA will play kickball with 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 Evans Field at 10:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided for the players after the game at 12:15 p.m.
One of the USNA’s 44 foot sailboats will be open for public tours on T-wharf from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Midshipmen will be on hand to answer questions.
Sunday morning there will be a benefit pancake breakfast at Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Enjoy breakfast with 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 Navy Band Northeast’s Pops Ensemble will perform a free concert at the Rockport High School, 24 Jerden’s Lane at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday July 14th. A free shuttle, provided by CATA, will leave Dock Square at 12:45 p.m. Please send your ticket requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sharon at 978-290-1393
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. Rockport Police/Fire softball game at Evans Field on Saturday night July 13th. The game starts at 6:30 pm. Public is welcome.
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