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Posted by Tall Ships America on August 21, 2012

Sail Training and Professional Development aboard USCG barque EAGLE

A unique opportunity for Tall Ships America Members to advance their professional training, qualifications, skills, and credentials in a two-week training program aboard America’s Tall Ship.

Program Parameters:  EAGLE will sail on an Officer Candidate Training program,departing New London CT on 10 September and returning New London CT on 23 September 2012.  There will be a brief port visit in Greenport, NY.  CAPT Pulver has graciously offered to include a small number of Tall Ships America working crew and experienced trainees in this program.  This experience will be a great resume-enhancer and tonnage-time booster!

 Time is short, so act now if you are interested in this great opportunity to train in USCG Barque EAGLE.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 3 SEPTEMBER 2012, 1700h EDT.

Program Details: 

1.)  You must be at least 18 years old.

2.)  There is no age maximum, but you must be fit, willing and able to work aloft.

3.)  You must be a U.S. Citizen.

4.)  You will be full a participant, along with the OCS trainees, in the operation of the ship:  standing watch, helm, lookout, bridge, maintenance, working aloft, galley and all other regular trainee duties.

5.)  You are welcome and STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend training classes with the OCS trainees.

6.)  The ideal candidate is a mid-level experienced, rising sail training practitioner.  This program is not for “Old Salts”, and it is not for first-timers.

7.) Upon successful completion of the program, EAGLE will issue to you (if you request it) a letter of Sea Service or other formal documentation of your sea service in EAGLE. 

8.) Participants must pay $12/day for food and expenses, etc.  Total cost for 14 days = $168.

Application Process: 

1.)  All applications must be submitted electronically to Tall Ships America at lori@tallshipsamerica.org

2.)  You must be a Tall Ships America member in good standing to apply.

3.)  Applications must include the following:

            a.) Resume of your traditional ship experience, as crew or as trainee

            b.) Letter of recommendation from your current (or most recent) Captain or First Mate

            c.) Completed Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement (see EAGLES’ “Welcome Aboard” packet)

            d.) Completed Medical Questionnaire (see EAGLES’ “Welcome Aboard” packet).  NOTE:  This
                   requires a consultation with a medical doctor.

This opportunity is available to you based on the mutual regard and respect that is shared between the EAGLE leadership and Tall Ships America, and in support of our shared mission in promoting leadership training under sail.  This is truly a rare and special opportunity, and we are very happy to be able make it available to you, the up-and-coming next generation of sail training officers and crew.

We expect that all participants in this program will work hard and do their best to uphold the excellent relations that exist between EAGLE and the civilian sail training community, and in all ways observe and respect the policies, procedures, and rules of comportment as established aboard EAGLE.

If you have any questions about this program, please call Bert Rogers or Lori Aguiar at Tall Ships America:  401-846-177

Don’t miss this unique opportunity…….Apply Now!


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