With the International Fleet Review in full swing, today will be the last day for visitors to take the opportunity to visit the open warships and tall ships that are docked in Sydney Harbour as part of the celebration of the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy’s arrival on 4 October 2013. Over the past few days Sydney has already witnessed many spectacular naval displays including the tall ships parade, ceremonial fleet review, naval gun salutes, fireworks and military band concert but there is more yet to come.
If you still haven’t had a chance to catch the International Fleet Review in action, here is a quick guide to the remaining noteworthy events.
Monday 7 October
- Warships are open from 8am-6pm at Fleet Base East, Garden Island and Barangaroo
- Tall ships are open from 9.30am-5pm at Cockle Bay/Darling Harbour
Tuesday 8 October
- Tall ships day sails 9.30am-5pm at Sydney Harbour. Visit http://www.tallshipfestival2013.com/daysails.html to book corporate packages and individual tickets for lunch and dinner cruises aboard the Tall ships.
- 30pm-2pm Navy Memorial Service at the Cenotaph, Martin Place
- 30pm-2pm HMAS Penguin exercises its Freedom to Entry to Mosman at Military Rd, Mosman
- 1pm-2.30pm HMAS Parramatta exercises its Freedom to Entry at Church St, Parramatta
Wednesday 9 October
- 30pm-2pm Combined Navies Parade takes place in Sydney’s CBD
Thursday 10 October
- 11am-2pm Tall ships depart for Auckland from Sydney Harbour
- 3pm-5.30pm Sailing Regatta with RAN Sailing Association takes place at Sydney Harbour
Friday 11 October
- From 7.30am Warships depart from Sydney Harbour for Exercise Triton Centenary 13 – Part 2.