Toshiba Tall Ships Festival 2014 Dana Point Maritime Wharf Schedule and Parking Info

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Here is the Ocean Institute schedule for the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival Maritime Wharf Events today.

There is shuttle service available from Strands Beach and Dana Point High School.
Strands Beach is located at 34100 Selva Road.
Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern.
For more information on parking and shuttle service please link to parking

Maritime Wharf (part of new Maddie James Seaside Learning Center)
*please note you must pay the adventure pass and enter to see the ships in order to access the wharf.

11:00 Storytime in the Boathouse
12:00 Capstan and sail raising demo (need ‘sailors’ to participate!)
1:00 Storytime in the Boathouse
2:00 Sing a sea chantey! (learn a sailor song)
3:00 Capstan and sail raising demo
3:30 Storytime in the Boathouse* Different sea stories every time! And enjoy the traditional music of the Slackjaw Brothers on Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm. They will be roving around throughout the festival.
For more information please link to tall ships

Toshiba Tall Ship Festival Dana Point Saturday Schedule on Board the Brig Pilgrim and the Maritime Barn

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On Board the Brig Pilgrim and Maritime Barn
10:00-10:30 Traditional Pipes/Drum
11:00 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Rope-Making (in Maritime Barn)
11:30 Naval Historical Show – (ship closed to public at 11:15)
12:30 Cannon Demonstration on pier – (area will be closed off)
12:45 Boo Hoo Crew – (ship will be open to public during performance)
1:30 Crew Climbing Demonstration – Sail setting
2:00 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Scrimshaw (in Maritime Barn)
2:30 Naval Historical Show – (ship closed to public at 2:15)
3:30 Cannon Demonstration on pier– (area will be closed off)
3:45 Boo Hoo Crew
4:00 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Knot-Tying (in Maritime Barn)
4:30 Naval Historical Group photo meet and greet onboard Pilgrim
5:00 Ship closes

For more information please link to tall ships

Dana Point Tall Ship Festival after the Cancellation of the Sunset Parade

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Photo by South OC Beaches

The Dana Point Tall Ships Festival is this weekend! The Sunset Parade was cancelled tonight for safety concerns brought on by Hurricane Norbert.
The Festival will resume tomorrow, Saturday September 6 2014. Right now all festivities are still scheduled.
Please link for more information to tall ships

Dana Point Tall Ship Sunset Parade Cancelled due to Hurricane Norbert

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Photo by South OC Beaches

The Dana Point Tall Ships Sunset Parade was cancelled today due to high surf from Hurricane Norbert. The Orange County Register Newspaper is reporting that the Festival Director Tracy Kirby stated that “With the huge surge and high tide, it would be unsafe for people to board the historic ships.”
The Tall Ship Festival is still scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. There may be changes to the festival due to Hurricane Norbert. We will keep you posted of any changes as we become of aware of them.
There is a beach advisory statement from The Weather Service.
“WAVES AND SURF…BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS OF 7 TO
8 FEET ON FAVORED SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES OF ORANGE COUNTY.
SURF BUILDING LATE THIS AFTERNOON WITH PERIODS OF
ELEVATED SURF CONTINUING INTO MONDAY. A LARGER AND SHORTER PERIOD
SWELL WILL REINFORCE THE ELEVATED SURF FOR SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.
EVENING HIGH TIDES NEAR 6.8 FEET SATURDAY THROUGH
MONDAY.
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS…ESPECIALLY FOR
INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS. LOCAL MINOR FLOODING OF LOW-LYING
BEACH AREAS POSSIBLE DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE SATURDAY…
SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE SWELL GENERATED BY
TROPICAL CYCLONE NORBERT…A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED
FOR PORTIONS OF THE COAST SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS STRONG RIP CURRENTS…ELEVATED SURF HEIGHTS…MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW…OR LIGHTENING ARE POSSIBLE AT LOCAL BEACHES.
OBEY POSTED WARNING SIGNS AND FLAGS AND TALK TO A LIFEGUARD BEFORE SWIMMING. USE CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.”

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