Give the gift of adventure this holiday season!
Posted by Tall Ships America on December 7, 2010
Just in time for Christmas-
More than a dozen North American tall ships, including the USS Constellation, the Pride of Baltimore II, and the Lady Washington, are holding an eBay auction of life-changing experiences this month as a holiday gift alternative. Vessels which specialize in training young people about life through work aboard ocean-going sailing ships, are auctioning single-day and multi-day excursions aboard their vessels. Each ticket is valued from $455 to more than $3,000.
The “Tall Ships® Adventure” auction will raise money for expansion of national sail training programs overseen by the American Sail Training Association (ASTA). Funds will also support ASTA’s popular TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of events, which bring world-class traditional sailing vessels to ports across the country for public tours and trips.
To bid on a Tall Ships® Adventure excursion or voyage, visit http://www.sailtraining.org/ and click on the “Give the Gift of Tall Ships® Adventure” link. Gifts range from a day trip to three-week voyages. To bid, select the desired trip and enter a bid amount or purchase the experience at full price.
Ships registered for the Tall Ships® Adventure eBay auction include Adventuress (Port Townsend, WA), A.J. Meerwald (Port Norris, NJ), Appledore IV (Bay City, MI), Hawaiian Chieftain (Aberdeen, WA), Lady Washington (Aberdeen, WA), Pride of Baltimore II (Baltimore, MD), and USS Constellation (Baltimore, MD). More ships will be added as the auction progresses. For a full list, visit the eBay auction site via http://www.sailtraining.org