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Sail on EAGLE this summer!

Posted by Tall Ships America on May 25, 2017

USCGC Eagle. Photo Credit: Thad Koza

Two opportunities to sail aboard EAGLE this summer!

Enjoy two unique opportunities for Tall Ships America Members to advance their professional training, qualifications, skills, and credentials in a sail training program aboard America’s Tall Ship. Restrictions apply. Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Voyage 1: 07-18 August      4 spots available
07-11 August: Portland, ME to New York City
14-18 August: New York City to Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, MD

Experienced tall ships sailors are invited to join the ship on a voyage 07 – 18 August.

During this run, sailors will join Coast Guard crew and cadets. Participants will embark on Sunday, August 6th,  in Portland, Maine. This leg is with Coast Guard swabs and will include basic seamanship. EAGLE will moor in New York, New York on Friday, August 11th.  EAGLE will depart New York City on Monday, August 14th and sail back to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, MD for arrival on Friday, August 18th.  The second leg is a crew only patrol, but will have some other guests aboard. There will be sailing and it does include a transit up the Chesapeake Bay. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Help support Adventure and Education Under Sail

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 29, 2016

GIVE with tiny logo copy

Educating our youth to contribute affirmatively to society is one of the most important responsibilities of every generation.  Tall Ships America takes it up as our core mission.  Indeed, it stands as the very heart of our seafaring programs.   We take students out of the classroom — and away from their electronic screens — and into the wide world of the sea where they can test themselves through real-world adventure aboard traditional sailing ships.

Education under sail provides what traditional classrooms cannot: lessons and discoveries that occur “in the field”, where they are internalized through daily practical application and first-hand experience. When students return at the end of their voyage, they are more excited to learn than ever before.  Through their sea experience, they have discovered that learning is living.

But if Tall Ships America is to continue to advance these vital educational programs, we need your support for our Annual Fund appeal.  We’ve set an ambitious goal to raise $85,000 before year’s end, and thanks to several generous early donations, we are more than 25% toward that goal. If you have not yet contributed to Tall Ships America’s 2016 Annual Fund, please take a moment to do so now with a donation of the most generous amount you can give.  If you have already contributed, please accept our heartfelt thanks.  We’d be grateful for your consideration of an additional gift before year’s end.

Your vital contribution will directly support the programs, events and activities that change young people’s lives.  Thank you for your support.

Support Tall Ships America and future tall ships sailors today!

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Picton Castle Bosun School

Posted by Tall Ships America on September 7, 2016

2016 Bosun School Poster 2

 

 

This fall, at the Bosun School session scheduled, we will be using Picton Castle to teach and practise a large range of critical rigging techniques, sailmaking and wooden boat building. Also we will be taking advantage of our large wooden boat collection of dories, longboats, skiffs, sloops, cutters and small schooners to teach and get lots of practice in small boat handling here in Lunenburg Harbour. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sail on EAGLE this September!

Posted by Tall Ships America on August 4, 2016

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 September 3rd to 17th. Restrictions apply. Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

During this run, sailors will join Coast Guard crew and officer trainees. Participants will embark on Saturday, September 3rd, in Baltimore, MD. EAGLE will moor in Charleston, SC on Friday, September 9th. EAGLE will depart Charleston on Monday, September 12th and sail back to Baltimore for arrival on Saturday, September 17th.

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.

This experience will be a great resume-enhancer and tonnage-time booster! Applications must be received no later than 15 August at 1700 EDT.

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 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 (to be completed once application is received and accepted)

d.) Completed Guest Medical Forms. NOTE: This requires a consultation with a 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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Last Minute EAGLE Opportunity

Posted by Tall Ships America on February 23, 2016

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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 March 8th-26th . Restrictions apply. Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

During this run, sailors will join Coast Guard crew and officer trainees. Participants will embark on Tuesday, March 8th, in Baltimore, MD. EAGLE will have a short port call in Little Creek before mooring in Savannah, GA on Wednesday, March 16th. EAGLE will depart Savannah on Saturday, March 19th and sail back to Baltimore for arrival on Saturday, March 26th. Please note, the leg from Baltimore to Little Creek will be motoring ONLY.

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 Monday, March 7th through midday on Sunday, march 27th.

This experience will be a great resume-enhancer and tonnage-time booster! Applications must be received no later than 1 March 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 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 (to be completed once application is received and accepted)

d.) Completed Guest Medical Forms. NOTE: This requires a consultation with a 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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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about Inland Seas

Posted by Tall Ships America on February 23, 2016

Inland Seas Photo Google Images

Inland Seas
Photo Google Images

Where you’ll find the ship

Lake Michigan

Fun Facts

Inland Seas just recently announced they would be hosting a 7-day Teen cruise through Lake Huron in conjunction with Crystalaire Adventures this upcoming summer. This would be an opportune experience for any National Maritime Sailtraining Scholarship applicants to participate in!

The backstory

Established in 1989, Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) set out to teach culturally diverse students throughout Michigan, the Midwest and beyond about the science and heritage of the Great Lakes. The goal of every program they run is to encourage young people to pursue scientific academic interests related to the Great Lakes to ensure an enhanced understanding and stewardship of the area in the future.

Who Sails

School groups and individuals of all ages.

http://schoolship.org/

Tune in next Tuesday to see what Oscar worthy Tall Ship will be featured next!

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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about GAZELA PRIMEIRO

Posted by Tall Ships America on December 29, 2015

Gazela Priemeiro Photo by D. Whitman

Gazela Primeiro Photo by D. Whitman

Where you’ll find her cruising around
Delaware River, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Coast

Fun Fact
Gazela
was one of the last dory mother ships (similar to Schooner Adventure!) and is over 100 years old – she was built in 1901.

The Backstory
At a century old, where do you begin? Built in Portugal at the turn of the 20th century, Gazela Primeiro fished the Grand Banks for nearly seventy years. She would leave Portugal in the spring with 90 tons of salt, and return in the fall with 350 tons of salt cod. Since 1971, she has called Philadelphia home. Owned and operated by the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, a nonprofit volunteer organization, Gazela sails as a goodwill ambassador for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Port of Philadelphia.

Who Sails
Volunteer members of the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild

www.gazela.org

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