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Sail Aboard the USCG Barque EAGLE this fall!

Posted by Tall Ships America on June 27, 2014

 

EAGLE - Parade of Sail in Halifax 2012

EAGLE – Parade of Sail in Halifax 2012

 

Captain Pulver has offered an opportunity to twelve experienced sailors from the Tall Ships America fleet to sail on the USCG Barque EAGLE on a voyage from Gloucester, MA to Baltimore, MD from August 30th to September 11th, 2014.

During this run, sailors will join Coast Guard and NOAA officer trainees. Participants will embark on Saturday, August 30th, in Gloucester. EAGLE will have a short port call in Yorktown before mooring in Baltimore on Thursday, September 11th, to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the penning of our Star Spangled Banner.

This opportunity is open to new applicants only. Applicants must be current Tall Ships America members between 18 and 50 years of age and should be experienced mariners interested in professional development. Be advised that berthing is in the trainee accommodations and participant berths will be available from Saturday, August 30th through midday on Friday, September 12th.

Tis experience will be a great resume-enhancer and tonnage-time booster! Applications must be received no later than July 25th, 2014 at 1700 EST.

See below for program and application details.

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. You must pass a medical clearance.
3.) You must be a U.S. Citizen.
4.) You will be full a 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:

Application Details:

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.

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