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Uruguayan Tall Ship Capitan Miranda Returns to Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

Uruguayan Tall Ship Capitan Miranda Returns to Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

Date: Monday, May 1, 2023

Norfolk was Selected as One of Two East Coast Ports for the Ship’s 2023 Sail Training
Public Tour Dates: Saturday, May 13 – Monday, May 15, 2023
Location: Otter Berth, Next to Waterside District, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, VA

Norfolk, VA – The Uruguayan Navy’s sail training tall ship CAPITAN MIRANDA returns to Norfolk, Virginia, Friday, May 12 through Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Norfolk was selected as one of two East Coast ports (Norfolk and New York City) for the ship’s 2023 sail training tour and is one of the Uruguayan Navy’s favorite ports when visiting the US.

Arriving at 10am on Friday, May 12, 2023, the 205’ schooner-style ship will dock at Otter Berth next to the Waterside District at 333 Waterside Drive, on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. With its distinctive colorful sunburst sails and lively Comparsa musicians, the CAPITAN MIRANDA has won the “Most Spirit” award at many previous tall ship festivals around the world.

The CAPITAN MIRANDA will be open to the public for free tours:
Saturday, May 13, 2023, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 14, 2023, 10 am – 6 pm
Monday, May 15, 2023, 10 am – 12 noon
Monday, May 15, 2023, 3 pm – 6 pm

The ship will depart Norfolk at 7 am, Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

The CAPITAN MIRANDA originally served as a survey ship but is now the official 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 a total crew of 77, including Officers, Midshipmen and Crew, and measures 198’ in length, 26’ beam and draws 13’.

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 or call 757-441-2345.

The Capitan Miranda Tall Ship Visit is sponsored by Norfolk Festevents, Ltd., and the City of Norfolk, with support from the US Navy, USCG, Virginia Pilot Association, Robins Marine LLC, Waterside Marina, and City Cruises 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. Norfolk Festevents 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 757 are invited to experience all the fun and excitement of the 2023 season, which marks Norfolk Festevents’ 41st Season!


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