Membership - American Sail Training Association

2009 Regional Meetings

2009 Pacific Regional Meeting
Friday, January 23, 2009  
Upper Deck of the Berkeley
Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive San Diego, California 92101    

Thursday, January 22

1800     Meet and Greet: Dutch Treat Dinner at Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant            

Preliminary Agenda
(Agenda is prliminary and subject to change)

Friday, January 23
0830      Registration and Coffee/Continental Breakfast

0900      Welcome and Introductions

0915      ASTA Update - Bert Rogers, ASTA Executive Director: What's new and exciting at ASTA?

0945      TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series Overview and Discussion of future events

1045      Break

1100      New ASTA Member Programs and Benefits including:

·   Marine Insurance Program: Guest Speaker: Gene McKeever, Allen Agency Insurance Inc.    ·  
·   Event Insurance Program: Guest Speaker: Gene McKeever, Allen Agency Insurance Inc.
·   Health Insurance for ASTA Member Crew: Guest Speaker: Rick Bagnall, Allen Financial Group
·   Crew Level Memberships
·   Featured Vessel Membership Program
·   Program/Service Endorsements

1200      Lunch

1230      Program Updates: What's new and exciting in your organization?

1300      Focused discussion topics (your suggestions)             
(If you have a topic you would like to add to the agenda please e-mail in advance to or signup the day of the meeting.)                

Suggested topics:                  1. Collaborating with US Sailing

1430      Wrap up: plan follow through, upcoming events, announcements

1500      Tour of the Maritime Museum of San Diego

1800      Dutch Treat Dinner at Anthony's Seafood Restaurant              

Saturday, January 24
Sailing Opportunities:  

Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain Battle Sail
2:00 to 5:00 pm  - Mission Bay  

30% discount for any ASTA Regional Meeting attendees!

Please note that the discount only applies to tickets purchased in advance by credit card. (Online ticket sales close 12 hours before the scheduled departure.) Also, convenience fees are calculated based on the face value of the ticket and not discounted.   To purchase tickets go to and click the "Buy Tickets Now" link for the San Diego Battle Sails or Adventure Sails. Select the sailing and choose the number of tickets.

Look for the "Use Coupon" box on this page and enter the following code: ASTASD09

Click "Apply" and the discounted price is displayed. Continue with the purchase as normal.

Alternately, the you can call 800-200-5239 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time and they will take care of the reservation and discount for you.  

Cannon Battle on San Diego Bay aboard the HMS Surprise
Time: 12:30:PM to: 4:00:PM  

Complimentary for ASTA Regional Meeting attendees!
Space is limited to 16 guests - first come, first served.    To reserve a space in advance please e-mail  or signup the day of the meeting (if space is still available). 

Click here for information about the Cannon Battle Sail.  

Registration is $40 for ASTA Members/$65 for non members and includes continental breakfast, morning coffee break and lunch.   .


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