Membership - American Sail Training Association

2009 Annual Conference on Sail Training

And Tall Ships
November 5 - 7, 2009

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland to host the American Sail Training Association's
37th Annual Conference of Sail Training and Tall Ships!

The 2009 ASTA conference will take place in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6 followed by the ASTA Safety Under Sail Forum on Saturday, November 7.  The conference will kick-off on Wednesday, November 4, with an evening Welcome Reception sponsored by the host ports of the 2010 Great Lakes United TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race Series.

These are challenging times and many of us can use some fresh ideas to help our organizations thrive in this economy.  The conference will offer a powerful agenda aimed at presenting some new ideas, as well as some new ways of looking at old ideas, designed to help your organizations, programs, and vessels function more effectively. 

Cleveland, Ohio, four-time host port to the American Sail Training Association's TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race Series (2001/2003/2006/2010), is home to the Rock-And-Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Browns and Indians, the Drew Carey Show, Great Lakes Science Center  and much more!  

The conference will follow a schedule established at last year's joint STI/ASTA Conference in Halifax offering longer break periods through out the day to facilitate opportunities for networking.  ASTA's endorsed insurance provider, Allen Agency Insurance, will host a dinner reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday evening, including complimentary passes for all delegates to tour the museum.  The Annual Sail Training Awards Banquet will take place on Friday evening followed with live music and dancing.

ASTA Crew Members  are invited to attend the conference at a significantly reduced registration fee.
Early Registration Discounts for all delegates are available through September 15, 2009.


Preliminary Schedule of Events
Wednesday, November 4, 2009  
1900 Welcome Reception hosted by Positively Cleveland and the Official Ports of the Great Lakes United TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® 2010 Series
Thursday, November 5, 2009  
0900 - 1700 Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships
1900 "Meet to the Beat" Dinner Reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum sponsored by Allen Agency Insurance
Friday, November 6, 2009  
0900 - 1700 Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships
1900 Annual Sail Training Awards Presentation and Dinner Dance
Saturday, November 7, 2009  
0900 - 1700 Safety Under Sail Forum
2009 Conference Sponsors
Boothbay Harbor Shipyard
Tall Ships America • 221 3rd St., Bldg. 2, Ste. 101• Newport, RI 02840 USA • (401) 846-1775 •