Membership - American Sail Training Association

2013 Atlantic Regional Meeting
preliminary agenda

Tall Ships America
Sultana Projects Inc.
Agenda is preliminary and subject to change
Sunday, November 3
1900   Lecture: Oceans of Change with Marcus Eriksen (The Atrium)

Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society, Tall Ships America®, and Sultana Projects invite you to join them for this presentation by Marcus Eriksen, Executive Director of the 5 Gyres Institute. Eriksen is one of the foremost authorities on the impact of plastics in the world’s oceans and has captained two separate boats made from recycled plastics on open-ocean voyages to promote awareness and reduction of plastics. The 5 Gyres Institute regularly completes sailing expeditions around the world for their research on plastics in an attempt to create “a planet free of plastic pollution.”


Imperial Hotel Backroom - Doors will open 30 minutes prior to this event and seating will be available on a firstcome, first-serve basis until the theatre is full. Sorry, no reserved seating.

Monday, November 4
0800 - 0900 Morning Coffee and Registration - (The Front Room)
0900 - 0915 Welcome and Introductions - (The Atrium)
0915 - 1000 Tall Ships America Update
1000 - 1015 Morning Break
1015 - 1100 Ship Operations and Safety Committee Update
1100 - 1115 Break
1115 - 1300 Workshops (The Atrium, The Carriage House)
1300 - 1400 Networking Lunch - (The Front Room)
1400 - 1545 Workshops (continued)
1600 - 1630 Closing Comments - (The Atrium)
1700 -   Dutch Treat dinner at a local watering hole (tbd)
(preliminary and subject to change)

Working Towards a Diversified Curriculum
Sultana Projects senior education staff, Vice President Chris Cerino and Captain Tanya Banks-Christensen, will lead this seminar that gives an overview of Sultana Projects’ efforts to build a diversified K-12 curriculum that combines shipboard education with classroom curricula, professional development, and a variety of additional field-based programs. Cerino and Banks-Christensen bring a wealth of experience to this discussion.  A former classroom teacher and the designer of many of Sultana’s educational initiatives, Cerino has overseen programs that have reached more than 250,000 students and won numerous awards.   Banks-Christensen, now in her fifth year as Captain of the schooner SULTANA, has more than a decade of experience with the logistics, methodology and implementation of shipboard programs.   This seminar will include a tour of the schooner SULTANA, as well as a presentation and discussion period.

A Sailor’s Guide to the Engine Room
This two part workshop will cover basic aspects of engineering and their application aboard traditional sailing vessels.  Topics include:
~ Trimming your D-sail and iron jib
~The shocking truth about electricity
~When the flow won’t go- the miracle of marine plumbing

Session 1: (classroom)
Basic Diesel, Electrical and Plumbing theory

Session 2: (shipboard)
System design, installation and USCG requirements
Troubleshooting Lab


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