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The Official Document of Operation Sail
 

 


1 Operation Sail 1976
THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENT OF OPERATION SAIL

Printed on fine medium weight hot pressed stock. As privately issued in 1976.
Not a reprint. Mint condition.


17 x 24 in.

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About Operation Sail 1976
Operation Sail, often referred to as “OpSail,” was the brainchild of late maritime historian Frank Braynard and IBMer Nils Hansell, who shared a vision of fostering
global goodwill in an era of global uncertainty by bringing together the world’s remaining windships; they envisaged a nautical spectacular that would culminate in a parade of sails in New York Harbor. Operating on little more than contagious passion, the duo traversed the globe to rally support and recruit participants.

Their humble efforts eventually gained the attention of President John F. Kennedy, an ardent seaman who enthusiastically offered his endorsement of the idea in May of 1963. “I am looking forward eagerly to Operation Sail,” Kennedy wrote. “The sight of so many ships gathered from the distant corners of the world should remind us that strong, disciplined, and venturesome men still can find their
way safely across uncertain and stormy seas.”


Operation Sail 1976 was a centerpiece for the U.S.
Bicentennial celebration. The event, five years in the works, featured more tall ships than the 1964 gathering, including the USSR's Kruzenshtern, which Frank Braynard had won over against all political odds on a trip to Moscow.
 
The ships raced from the Canary Islands to Bermuda, then proceeded to New York, where they were met by a vast spectator fleet. Partnered with the Navy, Operation Sail also revived the tradition of an International Naval Review, bringing together an armada of 50 warships under as many flags.

From the deck of the USS Forrestal, President Gerald Ford reviewed the parade of sail, complete with a 21-gun salute. In Frank Braynard’s estimation, it was “the biggest assemblage of ships since the Battle of Navarino in 1827,” and as one skipper recalled, “The hospitality of New Yorkers in 1976 has never been matched.”
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The Official Document of Operation Sail

The barque USCG Eagle
* is surrounded by the official
stamps of the 1976 tall ship participants. Each stamp is
accompanied by the the signature of the ship's captain.

Please note: signatures are printed, not autographed.

 



 

             List of Tall Ships: Operation Sail 1976

Amerigo Vespucci (Italy)Barba Negra (Norway)
Christian Radich (Norway)
Danmark (Denmark)
Dar Pomorza (Poland)
Eagle (USA)
Esmeralda (Chile)
Gloria (Colombia)
Gorch Fock (Germany)
Juan Sebastian de Elcano (Spain)
Libertad (Argentina)
Mircea (Romania)
Nippon Maru
(Japan)
Regina Maris (USA)

Sagres II (Portugal)
Sebbe Als (Denmark)
T/S Te Vega (Panama)
Tovarishch (USSR)


 

   *We appreciate the assistance of a former commander of the USS Constitution in identifying this ship. The artist exercised some license in depicting it.
    The actual USCG Eagle, for example, has a white hull, not black, although that wouldn't have worked effectively on a white sheet.

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The Official Document of Operation Sail
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