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Ocean Institute in Dana Point Offers Educational Sailing Experience Aboard Spirit of Dana Point

DANA POINT— If you couldn’t make the Maritime Festival in Dana Point, don’t worry! On Sept. 23 from 2-5 p.m., guests are invited to set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California from the perspective of an early tall ship explorer. Visitors can join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines, and steer the ship, or sit back, relax, and enjoy the majesty of sailing the seas aboard a tall ship. You must be four years or older to sail. The event is $65. The Spirit of Dana Point is a traditionally built replica of a 1770s privateer schooner used during the American Revolution. These ships were known for their speed and were used for smuggling. The ship is 118 feet long with a rig height of 100 feet and 5,000 square feet of sail. Formerly the Pilgrim of Newport, the re-named Spirit of Dana Point, is an excellent teaching platform where students directly experience life at sea as it has been for hundreds of years. For more information, please visit https://oceaninstitute.org/event/sail-on-spirit-of-dana-point/2023-09-23/. 

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