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Do you have your summer plans yet?

Posted by Tall Ships America on March 14, 2017

 

You might have heard about a little event going on this summer? Rendez vous 2017 Tall Ships® Regatta has been a years-in-planning transatlantic race series and it kicks off on April 13th in Greenwich, England. While there will be a ton of coverage of the ships throughout the summer on social and traditional media, you don’t have to be an armchair sailor to enjoy the tall ships. You (yes, you) can be a part of this incredible story! You can sail on board a tall ship! Across the ocean!

You can join the ship in Europe or, for slightly shorter legs in either Charleston for the feeder race to Bermuda or in the only U.S. stop in the RDV 2017, Boston. If you are interested in joining this grand adventure, there are two options for you – Sail on Board and Sailing Ship Adventures . Our friends at Sail Training International put together the above excellent video to give you a taste of what sail training is all about: camaraderie, adventure, seeing the world, meeting new people, and sailing a really cool tall ship.  When your friends asked what you did over the summer, how cool would it be to say, “Sailed on board a tall ship”? Join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

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Call for Nominations!

Posted by Tall Ships America on March 1, 2017

International Youth Council Quebec City 2016. Photo by Max

International Youth Council Quebec City 2016. Photo by Max

 

Are you looking to be more involved in sail training in an international forum? Tall Ships America is looking for youth representatives from the United States to join the International Youth Council.

Description:

We are looking for a bright, energetic and responsible young person, between the ages of 18 and 22, who has demonstrated an ability to work independently, who has been active in Tall Ships America events and thus able to represent the National organization and its interests in an articulate fashion.

The expectations of International Youth Council (IYC) members, Regional Leaders and the Executive (Leadership Team):

All STI Youth Executive members must dedicate approximately 200 hours  volunteer time per year for a minimum of three (3) years and must be effective communicators in both written and spoken English.

International Youth Council Members (IYC)

Youth Executive members are responsible for:

  • Representing the opinions and concerns of youth in their country
  • Engaging in action to achieve the STI Youth Activities and Initiatives Plan; this implies local, regional and international plans
  • Working with other IYC members to achieve international goals

IYC members must:

  • Monitor and reply to emails on a weekly basis
  • Complete and submit to their Regional representative, a report once every quarter on their activities and initiatives progress outlining achievements, obstacles (if any) and proposed amendments to plan
  • Attend the STI Annual Conference and International Youth Council (IYC) meeting
  • Participate in regional Skype (or equivalent) meetings when scheduled

IYC members are expected to:

  • support and engage in local, regional and international activities and initiatives
  • be innovative and contribute to current and future planning
  • be visible and faithful representatives of STI Youth and the Family of STI entities
  • support and communicate with other IYC members
  • Participate online and in person at STI Youth events

Application Process

Must be a Tall Ships America Associate Level or Crew Member in good standing

Answer the following questions:

a.  In 250 words or less, tell us about your experience with sail training.
b. In 250 words or less, tell us what will make you a good Youth Representative
c. In 250 words or less, tell us what you would like to see addressed by the Sail Training community concerning youth.

All applications must be submitted to erin@tallshipsamerica.org no later than 15 March 2017. Decisions will be made by 20 March 2017.

If applicants have any questions about the experience they can contact Erin Short at the above email or Brian Holmen, current Youth Representative at bhomen11@gmail.com

 

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Put it all together

Posted by Tall Ships America on February 23, 2017

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Make it a Viking weekend in New York

Posted by Tall Ships America on February 21, 2017

Draken Harald Harfagre  Photo Drakenexpedition.com

Draken Harald Harfagre
Photo Drakenexpedition.com

Join Captain Bjorn Ahlander on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Hendrick Hudson Free Library- 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548

Registration & Continental Breakfast 10:30 am
Lecture 11:00 am

Captain Bjorn Ahlander will recount the fascinating story of the construction and expedition of Draken Harald Harfagre, the largest Viking ship ever built in modern times.  She was launched in 2012 and in 2016 made her first transatlantic voyage with port stops in the Great Lakes, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, New York City and Mystic Seaport.

The public is invited to attend.  Suggested Donation: $5 to $10.

Join us for a lunch with Captain Ahlander after the presentation.    Cost: $25 prepaid and cash bar.  Reservations are required.

Sign up today, call us at 914-737-7878, ext. 0, or e-mail us at nmhs@seahistory.org to reserve your place! NMHS Seminar Season Passes and Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Available!

Stay awhile – Join  Bill Fitzhugh of the Smithsonian Institution presents Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga at the Scarsdale Public Library on February 26 at 2pm.

nmhsThe National Maritime Historical Society is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of our nation’s maritime heritage and the role seafaring has played in shaping civilization. NMHS seeks to educate Americans about our nation’s extraordinary maritime accomplishments and their continuing relevance for national prosperity and cultural vitality. The Society’s initiatives encompass publications, educational programs, sail training, and preservation of historic ships.
 

 

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