SAN PEDRO, Calif. – August 8, 2008 – The Tall Ships are on their way to Los Angeles! Climb aboard the Tall Ships Lynx, Californian, Spirit of Dana Point, American Pride, Exy Johnson, and Curlew to experience first-hand what is was like to be aboard a Tall Ship during the Age of Sail.  This is your ticket to adventure! Experience the drama and excitement as these majestic vessels pursue one another in a well choreographed danced on the water, maneuver for the best advantage and strike in battle to claim victory of the Los Angeles harbor. Tickets for the Battle Sails sold out in the Channel Islands but fear not, there is still time to purchase your ticket for the Festival of Sail LA.    

Advanced tickets are still available for Saturday and Sunday, August 16 & 17. Tickets will also be available for sale at the Festival of Sail LA on a first-come, first-serve basis or until they run out.  The two-hour sails begin at 5:30 p.m. and riders must be aboard the ship at 5pm. Adult passenger fare is $65 and only $40 for children 12 years and under. Don’t wait. Purchase your tickets today by calling 866-446-5969 and let your adventure begin!

Festival of Sail LA will bring more than a dozen Tall Ships to the Port of Los Angeles from Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17.  Viewing and boarding the ships at dock is free as are the dozens of activities of the Festival.  Parking and shuttles are also free. 

Souvenir guidebooks featuring photos and information on all participating books are available for only $5 and all proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s TopSail youth sail training program.

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