In the July of 2006, an armada of grand sailing vessels reminiscent of bygone days will dock at Beaufort and Morehead City. The arrival of the ships is the culmination of the 2006 Americas' Sail competition. Americas' Sail stages competitions every four years to promote tall ships and traditional sailing worldwide. The 2006 competition begins in Brazil. The stopover in North Carolina is the only one planned for the United States. Powers gives a preview of what visitors will see when the ships arrive.