The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2017

IX International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

September 6-10th, 2017 – New Bedford, MA

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IX International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

The Regatta week is packed with whaleboat rowing and sailing races, as well as cultural presentations, lectures, and dinners. This year’s Regatta week will celebrate the Society’s 20th Anniversary and the 20th birthday of the first Azorean whaleboat launched in America – the Bela Vista.

Click here for a full list of free and ticketed events.  

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Watching the races, attending the photography exhibit and the evening lecture are free! 

Tickets for the evening receptions are $20 to $25 and include dinner, music and dancing. (Kids ages 6-12 are 1/2 price; under 6 are free). Attend all 3 evening events for just $60 per person with a combo ticket!

We are also looking for volunteers to help us set up, serve food and clean up for the evening receptions on Friday and Saturday night.  Are you able to help out for a 3-hr volunteer shift?  If so, please click on this form, scroll down, and fill in your name, contact info, and when you are available.  Thanks! 

Three ways to get your tickets:

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Azorean Maritime Heritage Society
P.O. Box 40942
New Bedford, MA 02744