The Tall Ships America Sail Training Awards recognize the achievement and contribution of individuals and programs involved in the work and the community of sail training and tall ships. Each year we recognize strong leadership, extra effort, significant impact, and steadfast commitment to our collective work. Receiving a Tall Ships America Award is a high honor and celebration of the people dedicated to the principle that experience under sail strengthens character through authentic challenge. Click on the Awards below to see past recipients and read the criteria for each.

2020 was an unusual year all around, and yet our members continue to demonstrate commitment to sail training and the transformative experiences sailing aboard a tall ship. For 2020, Tall Ships America awards celebrate exceptional Leadership and Volunteers along with a new Reimagination Award: Recognizing a Tall Ships America organizational member who explored options and opportunities in spite of the challenges of 2020 to achieve results through innovation, flexibility, adaptability and engagement. Recipients of the 2020 Awards will be announced at the Annual Conference in 2021. 

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