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Sail Aboard USCG Barque EAGLE this March

Posted by Tall Ships America on January 20, 2014

Sail Training and Professional Development aboard

Captain Pulver would like to invite twelve experienced deckhands* from the Tall Ships America fleet to sail in the USCG Barque EAGLE on a round trip from New London, CT to Morehead City , NC from March 21st to April 4th, 2014.**

This experience will be a great resume-enhancer and tonnage-time booster!


*Junior officers are welcome but should be advised that berthing is in the trainee accomodations. Experienced trainees are welcome if accompanied by an experienced professional mariner. Applicants must be between 18 and 50 years of age.

** Sailors are invited to arrive on March 20th, prior to the March 21st departure from New London. EAGLE will make a port call in Morehead City, NC from March 27-29th, and is scheduled to arrive back in New London, CT on April 4th, 2014.

Program Details:
1.) You must be at least 18 years old, and not more than 50 years old.
2.) You must be fit, willing and able to work aloft.
3.) You must be a U.S. Citizen.
4.) You will be a  full participant, along with the USCG 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 USCG trainees.
6.) The ideal candidate is an 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.

Application Process:
1.) All applications must be submitted electronically to Tall Ships America at erin@tallshipsamerica.org
2.) You must be a Tall Ships America member in good standing to apply. Not a member? Become one now!
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
d.) Completed Medical Questionnaire (see the EAGLE “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 Erin Short at Tall Ships America: 401-846-1775.


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