Nominate an Unsung Hero
Posted by Tall Ships America on November 20, 2013
For over twenty years, Maritime Heritage Alliance has been a member of first American Sail Training Association, and now Tall Ships America. I have worked with Madeline in the Great Lakes in 2006, 2010 and this past summer as part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Race Series. In addition to Madeline, MHA operates the cutter Champion (and four other boats).
Recently, the SAIL Champion program, created by MHA and Mental Wellness Counseling, was brought to our attention at Tall Ships America HQ with the video below.
The captain, Rorke Miller, has been nominated for the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award USA and is now one of three finalists. This award “recognizes men and women whose significant contributions to educate, volunteer, advocate or simply encourage participation in sailing with in their local community”. The winner will go on to speak at the US Sailing Leadership Conference, bringing recognition to their program. Watch the video and support our member organization by voting for Captain Miller and the SAIL Champion program.