Membership - American Sail Training Association

41st Annual Conference
on Sail Training And Tall Ships 2014
February 3 - 5, 2014

Wyndham San Diego Bayfront Hotel - San Diego, CA

2013 Sail Training Awards: Call for Nominations

2011 Sail Trainer of the Year - CAPT Eric Jones, USCG

Each year at the Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, Tall Ships America honors a select group of sail trainers and supporters for their outstanding contributions to the world of sail training. Candidates are nominated by the membership and the final winners are selected by the Tall Ships America Board of Directors and Staff.

 Award categories are:

 Lifetime Achievement: Awarded to an individual who has dedicated his/her life's work to getting people to sea under sail and who has worked to preserve the traditions and skills of sail training.

 2013 Sail Trainer of the Year: Awarded to a member of Tall Ships America who has made a significant contribution to sail training through the demonstration of leadership by means of empowerment and inspiration.

2013 Sail Training Program of the Year: Awarded to a current member program that significantly contributes to the development of seamanship, navigation skills, teamwork, and leadership skills.  The program must be offered aboard a USCG (or national equivalent) inspected vessel, must be offered by certified/qualified personnel, must have clear training goals and a curriculum which is compatible to the Tall Ships America sail training logbook and must offer students the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge at sea by participating as active trainees in the running of the vessel.

2013 Sea Education Program of the Year: Awarded to a program offered by a current member of Tall Ships America which has significantly contributed to the educational credibility of programs under sail.  The program must be offered in conjunction with a school, school system, school group or other recognized educational institution, must have a clear curriculum of educational goals which are compatible with curriculum goals of traditional schools and must have qualified instructors on a certified vessel.

2013 Volunteer of the Year: Awarded to an individual member of Tall Ships America who has significantly advanced our overall mission.

All members in good standing are eligible to nominate candidates for the 2013 Sail Training Awards.  (Nominees must be current members of Tall Ships America)

Email your nominations with supporting documents to Lori Aguiar, Director of Operations, or mail to Tall Ships America, Attn: Lori Aguiar, PO Box 1459, Newport, RI02840.

Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013.

Click here to view past award recipients


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