Membership - American Sail Training Association

ASTA's 35th Anniversary Celebration
and Fundraiser


Capt. Joe Davis, Dr. Robin Wallace, Mr. Perry Lewis, and Mr. Bart Dunbar receive recognition from ASTA.   ( Photo by Thad Koza)

ASTA's 35th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser was held on June 14th in Newport, RI at the Seaman's Church Institute.  Following a lovely sunset sail on board the Schooners Aquidneck and  Tree of Life,  guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while bidding on some extraordinary auction items.   

To celebrate our 35th anniversary, ASTA honored it's founding fathers for having the foresight and vision to create ASTA back in 1973.  Four of the founding fathers were on hand to receive recognition in the Henry H. Anderson, Jr. Library.

Many thanks again to our event sponsors who helped make this event possible:  Bank Newport, Wimco Villas, Gosling's, Newport Storm, Schooner Aquidneck, and Schooner Tree of Life.

Over the course of the evening, over $30,000 was raised, with $10,000 raised specifically to benefit the Henry H. Anderson, Jr. scholarship fund.  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this event a success! 

Our Anniversary Sponsors    
Tall Ships America • 221 3rd St., Bldg. 2, Ste. 101• Newport, RI 02840 USA • (401) 846-1775 • asta@tallshipsamerica.org