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Uruguayan Tall Ship Capitan Miranda Returns to Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

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Uruguayan Tall Ship Capitan Miranda Returns to Downtown Norfolk Waterfront
Norfolk was Selected as One of Five East Coast Ports for the Ship’s 2019 Sail Training Tour
Dates: Monday, September 2 – Friday, September 6, 2019
Location: Otter Berth & Town Point Park
Online Link: bit.ly/CapitanMiranda2019

Norfolk, VA – (August 20, 2019) – The Uruguayan Navy’s sail training tall ship Capitan Miranda returns to Norfolk, Virginia, Monday, September 2 to Friday, September 6. Norfolk was selected as one of five East Coast ports for the ship’s 2019 sail training tour including Miami, Baltimore, Boston, and New London.

Arriving at 9am on Monday, September 2, the 205’ schooner-style ship will dock next to the Waterside District at 333 Waterside Drive, on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. With its colorful sunburst sails, the Capitan Miranda has won the “Most Spirit” award at many previous tall ship festivals around the world.

The tall ship will be open to the public for free tours:
Monday, September 2: 3pm – 6pm
Tuesday, September 3: (no public visitation)
Wednesday, September 4: 2pm – 6pm
Thursday, September 5: 2pm – 6pm

Strollers are not permitted on board the ship. Entry and Exit Ramps are not equipped to accommodate wheel chairs, walkers, or other types of mobility equipment requiring a flat and solid surface or hard hand rails.

The ship will depart Norfolk at 10am on Friday, September 6.

The Capitan Miranda was originally a survey ship, but is now the training ship for the Uruguayan Naval Academy at Montevideo. Built in Cadiz, Spain, in 1930, the ship was refitted and rerigged in 1978 and logs 10,000 sea miles annually.

The ship sails with 13 officers, 16 Midshipmen, 6 Petty Officers, 18 Corporals, 17 Sailors, and 9 visiting military personnel.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Capitan Miranda Tall Ship Visit, as well as additional events throughout the year, including hours, park regulations and parking, please visit Festevents.org or call 757-441-2345.

The Capitan Miranda Tall Ship Visit is sponsored by Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. and the City of Norfolk.

Norfolk Festevents, Ltd., based in Norfolk, Virginia, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating the most dynamic urban waterfront community in America through innovative programming and imaginative uses of its historic waterfront spaces. An extensive 10-month schedule of diverse outdoor cultural events, festivals, concerts, entertainment, holiday programs, and tall ship visits are presented in two popular and welcoming waterfront environments; Town Point Park located in downtown Norfolk on the banks of the Elizabeth River and Ocean View Beach Park situated on the shore line of the Chesapeake Bay. Norfolk Festevents has served as the City of Norfolk’s official event marketing agency since the city’s downtown waterfront revitalization initiatives began in 1982. The organization has garnered international acclaim for its advocacy for public access to waterfronts, outstanding quality programming and development of public spaces, transforming Norfolk into one of the most progressive, fun and livable waterfront communities in the country. Residents, workers, and visitors to Norfolk and the Hampton Roads region are invited to experience all the fun and excitement of the 2019 season!
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