Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a variety of major cities for one week. Once the ships dock, the crews can enter the city and visit its tourist attractions. At certain hours, the public can take a guided tour of the ships. Often, Fleet Week is accompanied by military demonstrations and air shows such as those provided by the Blue Angels.
Unfortunatley, we weren't able to be there this year. Many of our friends did make it to Fleet Week and took in the 34th America's Cup World Series. The finals will be held in San Francisco 2013 with even bigger boats, the AC72.
Photographer: Gilles Martin-Raget