The best launch site to paddle close to the tall ships is probably Dock Road in the Pleasure Beach section of Waterford (overlooking Millstone). Even if you're a little late, head south and then west. They'll pass right by you on their way to NL.
Some TNPers might be heading out on Friday evening (6:00ish?) to paddle amongst the boats while they are at anchor. Not sure where they're launching from.
: What do you have in mind, something early morning out of Four Mile
: I do not know the area well enough to know the best place to view
: without getting in the way, or how best to avoid traffic in New
: London. The parade gets under way in Niantic at 0930 and
: proceeds to the Thames.
: If you know the local waters and logistics, post it as a pick up
: paddle and weather permitting you will get some company.
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