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ABOUT Tall Ships America

Tall Ships America, the new face of ASTA,  is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on youth education, leadrship development and maritime heritage preservation. Founded in 1973 as the American Sail Training Association,  in Newport, RI, Tall Ships America has over 200 tall ships and sail training vessel members in its fleet that offer life changing experience for “youth” of all ages.

The mission of  Tall Ships America is to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American public and support education under sail.

For more information about Tall Ships America, visit our website at http://www.tallshipsamerica.org.

Address: 221 3rd Street, Bldg. 2, Ste. 101, Newport, RI 02840

Phone: 401-846-1775

Fax: 401-849-5400

Email: asta@tallshipsamerica.org

22 Responses to “ABOUT Tall Ships America”

  1. Tom Clements said

    Is it too late to host a port call for a tall ship on the St.Lawrence River? I have a 250′ long dock with 14′ of water and good access to the channel, in Morristown, NY. Please let us know if we could be part of the event!

    • Erin said

      Hi Tom,
      This summer schedule has been in development for two years and our ports for the ships are set for every weekend in July and August. Thank you for your generous offer and we will definitely keep Morristown, NY in mind.

      Fair Winds,
      Erin S.
      TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Coordinator

      • Erin said

        Hi Craig,
        The ships will be back on the East Coast in 2015. We plan to announce the schedule in May so stay tuned!
        Best,
        Erin S.

  2. Tom Clements said

    OK

  3. Nancy said

    I am wondering when the tall ships can be seen sailing on Lake Michigan? We just saw them in Bay City, MI and thought it would be a nice thing to be able to see as they are on Lake Michigan headed for Chicago.

    • Erin said

      Hi Nancy,
      The ships won’t be in Lake Michigan until August 17, when they start the race down towards Chicago.

      Fair Winds,
      Erin S.
      TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Coordinator

  4. Cathy Hansen said

    Can you tell me when will the tall ships return to Duluth?

    thanks!
    Cathy Hansen

    • Cathy Hansen said

      after this weekend of course……..

    • Erin said

      Hi Cathy,
      We would love to have the ships return to Duluth in 2013. That season is still in the planning stages so stay tuned for more details.

      Fair Winds
      Erin S.
      TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Coordinator

      • Cathy Hansen said

        Thanks SO much-I just heard about the tall ships being there just a few days ago and can’t make it to see them this weekend-sounds like a great weekend of fun in Duluth-I hope they will be there in 2013 as I will make it for sure.

        Thanks again!
        Cathy

  5. Loretta said

    We were able to see the Tall Ships in Sturgeon Bay. It was awesome. Do you know where we can get a list of where the Ships will be each year? Thanks so much. Have a great time in Green Bay. It looks like good weather. Loretta

    • Erin said

      Hi Loretta,
      For a list of our upcoming TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) events, please go to http://www.sailtraining.org. In 2011, the ships will be on the West Coast. In 2012, they will be on the Atlantic Coast and we are planning to bring them back to the Great Lakes in 2013.

      Fair Winds,
      Erin S.
      TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Coordinator

      • snoozie said

        WOW – for some reason I thought they came to Chicago every year. Tall ships arriving to port IS a special event. I sailed on the Friends Good Will for the Chicago Parade of Sail. AWESOME! Did they win the race? The crew was excited to learn their fate.

        I would love to work and sail port to port on the Great Lakes in 2013. How can I get involved?

      • Erin said

        Hi-
        I am so glad you had such a great experience on Friends Good Will. This year’s Parade of Sail was spectacular and you are so lucky to have been a part of it! Friends Good Will came in First on Corrected Time for the Class B, C, D vessels. We presented the captain with an award on Wednesday and he was thrilled.

        The best way to become more involved is to keep checking our website for updates on 2013 http://www.sailtraining.org. You can volunteer in port or , if you want to sail from port to port, you can become a crew member or a trainee on a participating ship. These opportunities will be available in the spring of 2013.

        Fair Winds,
        Erin S.

        TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Coordinator

  6. Giana said

    Hi-I am so glad you had such a great experience on Friends Good Will. This year’s Parade of Sail was spectacular and you are so lucky to have been a part of it! Friends Good Will came in First on Corrected Time for the Class B, C, D vessels. We presented the captain with an award on Wednesday and he was thrilled.
    +1

  7. Hi, I’m looking for an experienced square-rig Chief Mate, with qualifications, for a permanent well-paid position. Ship is a 4 masted 150ft barquentine based in Singapore. I need someone reliable, trustworthy and looking for adventure. See http://www.tallship.com.sg for more

    • Erin said

      Hi Captain Rothwell – I suggest you post this position in our TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) group on Facebook (click the Facebook button on the left sidebar) or, better yet, become a member (if you aren’t already) and post this position on our billet bank http://www.sailtraining.org/billet/billet.php.

      What a cool opportunity- Thank you for sharing!

      Fair Winds,
      Erin S.

  8. Hi Erin – Thanks for the info. Have requested to join the facebook Tall Ships Challenge Group and am also looking at Membership.
    Any further advice on letting your members know about this great vacancy please?
    Captain Mark

  9. terry zielke said

    Hi Captain– Just wondering if your ships are coming through Deaths Door and the Sturgeon Bay ship canal on your way to or from Green Bay? Is there a time slot you will be making this leg of your voyage?

    Terry

    • Erin said

      Hi Terry,
      The ships arrive in Sturgeon Bay on August 14th and then will continue down to Green Bay on the 15th. They will be departing Green Bay on the morning of the 19th and will most likely pass through the canal about 12 hours or so later.

      Best,
      Erin S.

      • Terry Zielke said

        Erin:

        Thanks for the updates. I could not change my work schedule to fit your passing in Sturgeon Bay. I am sad. I do enjoy your updates. Have a great cruise.

        Terry

  10. terry said

    Dear Erin:

    Thanks for your reply. I hope to see you in Sturgeon Bay. I will be on the ship called the OBSESSION.

    Terry

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