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Technical Difficulties – October e-Running Free

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 1, 2011

In case you haven’t noticed, we seem to be having some issues with our October E-Running Free distribution. We hope to have the technical difficulties resolved shortly. In the meantime, here are the top stories from October:

Call for Papers
Any suggestions our membership have on what should be presented at the annual conference in January as relating to this year’s theme, Crew Development: Awakening the Next Watch,  please feel free to email Captain Deborah Hayes at Deborah_Hayes@stgeorges.edu. We are especially interested in topics and sessions which would be of value for educators at the port, ship, crew or administrative level.

Click here for more information about the Call for Papers (PDF)

Call for Nominations
Each year at at the Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, Tall Ships America honors a select group of sail trainers and supporters for their outstanding contributions to the world of sail training.  Candidates are nominated by the membership and the final winners are selected by the Board of Directors and Staff.

Click here for more information about the nominations (PDF)

Tall Ships America® Annual Appeal
The Annual Appeal is a vital part of our fundraising efforts, funding 10% of our operating budget.  This year we have received a generous and inspiring $30,000 Challenge Grant. Your contribution to Tall Ships America’s 2011/2012 Annual Appeal campaign will be matched dollar for dollar- – -and go twice as far!

Click here to see a summary of all that Tall Ships America has accomplished on behalf of our members over the last 38 years.

Click here to make your donation!

USCG Barque EAGLE Announces Summer Schedule
USCG Barque EAGLE announced it’s 2012 training schedule with two stops as part of the 2012 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast Race Series. EAGLE will be part of the fleet May 3-7 at the Tall Ships® Savannah Festival, and July 18-23 at the Tall Ships® Nova Scotia Festival in Halifax. EAGLE has been part of the Tall Ships America TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® fleet previously on the Pacific Coast in 2008 and as part of the Tall Ships® Atlantic Challenge in 2009. We are excited to have them as part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2012 fleet.  

Click here to view their entire schedule for next summer.


Comprehensive Sail Making and Rigging – Scholarships Available!
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is offering a limited number of scholarships for their Comprehensive Sail Making and Rigging course January 9-March 23, 2012. This course will cover everything from measuring, lofting and machine-work, to fitting sails on educational vessels. Read more>>>

Picton Castle Announces Voyage Plan for 2012
Sail the ocean in a traditional square rigger as PICTON CASTLE journeys to Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Spanish Main. Join for the entire year-long voyage or join for a leg or two. Read More>>>

Crew Training at SEA
Sea Education Association (SEA) is accepting registrations for training classes, open to anyone interested in advancing their skills.  December 2011, the following three courses will be offered; Bridge Resource Management (1600), Visual Communication (Flashing Light), Basic Safety Training (BST).  Read More>>>


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