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Archive for the ‘EAGLE Seamanship Program’ Category

Sail onboard the USCG Eagle!

Posted by Tall Ships America on December 11, 2018

Calling all Tall Ships America members!
You can help sail EAGLE across the Atlantic Ocean! The ship will depart Baltimore, MD on or about 08 April and arrive Portsmouth, England on or about 27 April. Volunteers have the option to depart in England or sail on and help provide ship tours in Oslo, Norway and Kiel, Germany. If you decide to stay on to help with tours, you will depart EAGLE no later than 11 May from Kiel, Germany. Berthing is free. Volunteers must pay for own transportation to/from ship and meals.

EAGLE seeks able-bodied mariners between 18 – 50 years old who will, when underway, work the rig, stand 8 hours/ day of watch tending sails and/or helm/lookout, and provide 1 day/week of messcook or scullery service. If assisting in port as well, they seek mariners who can help provide up to 10 hrs/day of “tour duty” every 3rd day.

EAGLE is the sail-training vessel for the US Coast Guard Academy. The ship’s displacement is 1800 long tons. She is propelled with 23 sails and a dual turbo motor turbine unit engine capable of 1,200 HP.

eagle

Please submit an application to Erin Short by January 31st according to the criteria and instructions below. You will be notified of your acceptance by February 8th.

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 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 crew.
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. Total cost of food for 21 days will be approximately $250.

9.) Participants will write a post voyage blog post and share pictures with Tall Ships America to share with their members.

Application Details:
1.) All applications must be submitted electronically to Tall Ships America at erin@tallshipsamerica.org no later than 5:00pm EST on January 31st
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.) Welcome packet with Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement and Guest Medical Forms will be provided to accepted applicants by mid-February.

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.

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Professional Development Cruise Aboard USCG Barque EAGLE

Posted by Tall Ships America on July 13, 2015

CAPTAIN MEILSTRUP IS OFFERING AN OPPORTUNITY TO
EXPERIENCED TALL SHIP SAILORS FROM THE TALL SHIPS AMERICA FLEET
TO SAIL ON THE USCG BARQUE EAGLE
ON A VOYAGE FROM NEW LONDON, CT TO BALTIMORE, MD
FROM AUGUST 16 TO AUGUST 29 2015

APPLY TO: ERIN SHORT AT TALL SHIPS AMERICA
APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JULY 30
MORE DETAILS: CLICK HERE

USCGC Eagle. Photo Credit: Thad Koza

USCGC Eagle. Photo Credit: Thad Koza

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

Experienced tall ships sailors are invited to join Captain Meilstrup and Coast Guard Officer Candidates on a voyage from New London, CT to Baltimore, MD between August 16th and August 29th, 2015. Restrictions apply.

For more details, read Barque EAGLE invites Tall Ships America Members to sail aboard.

Posted in 2015, EAGLE Seamanship Program | Leave a Comment »

What’s Better Than A Bald EAGLE?

Posted by Tall Ships America on July 17, 2014

No, not him…

KINDA BALD EAGLES. KINDA BALD EAGLES WITH HAIR.

Credit: iD Gum / iSpot.tv

 

The BARQUE EAGLE!

EAGLE - Parade of Sail in Halifax 2012

EAGLE – Parade of Sail in Halifax 2012

 

REMINDER NOTICE TO EXPERIENCED MARITIME CREW

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS: JULY 25, 2014

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

Experienced tall ships sailors are invited to join Captain Pulver and Coast Guard and NOAA Officer Trainees on a voyage from Gloucester, MA to Baltimore, MD between August 30th and September 11th, 2014. Restrictions apply.

For details, read Sail Training and Professional Development aboard USCG Barque EAGLE

Posted in 2014, EAGLE Seamanship Program | Leave a Comment »

Home again, home again

Posted by Tall Ships America on September 3, 2008

With bittersweet emotions,  Jonathan (the Race Director) and I boarded the red-eye flight home last Monday from San Diego. What a wonderful event to end the summer! Starting with the dramatic entrance of the Colombian Navy’s sail training vessel Gloria, the festival was a whirlwind of activity as the Race Team worked long hours while at the same time trying to appreciate that this was the final event of the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2008, EAGLE Seamanship Program, Festival of Sail San Diego | Leave a Comment »

In the EAGLE’s nest

Posted by Tall Ships America on September 3, 2008

Written by Jesse

 

With the end of another exciting festival, Karen, Jo, and I all set sail onboard Eagle for the final leg of our journey from San Pedro to San Diego.  This is the first time we have all sailed together, and it was a very different experience from the other ships we have sailed on thus far.  We also brought with us an education program of 20 high school students from the various port cities we have visited this summer.   There was a broad range of sailing experience but the students were all enthusiastic to sail and to participate in the EAGLE Seamanship Program.  In fact, there were three students onboard with whom I had sailed before on Adventuress, my first ship of the summer.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2008, EAGLE Seamanship Program, Festival of Sail San Diego | Leave a Comment »

Two Hundred Ten is a crowd

Posted by Tall Ships America on August 22, 2008

 

ASTA Interns Jesse, Karen and Jo

Written by Jo

If you’ve been tracking our adventure as ASTA interns this summer you know that we’ve experienced ships of every shape and structure. The USCG Barque EAGLE is no exception. The maximum number of crew and passengers I’d had on a tall ship up until this week was 26. The Eagle had 210. Measuring 295 feet in length and weighing 18,000 tons, it was more than evident that we weren’t on the schooner HMCS Oriole anymore. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2008, EAGLE Seamanship Program, Festival of Sail San Diego, Los Angeles, CA | 1 Comment »

 
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