Join us for informal Community Musters on the Atlantic Coast and Pacific Coast as we reconnect with each other and get excited about the future. These gathering are open to both members and non-members and include topical discussions, lunch, local activities and, of course, happy hour! Pacific Coast gathering will be held in partnership with Call of the Sea and the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, California.

When: Friday, September 17, 2021

Where: Bay Model Visitor Center (2100 Bridgeway Boulevard, Sausalito, CA 94965)

Covid-19 Policies: The Community Muster will strictly adhere to the guidelines that our hosts have in place. You can find that information here and here.

Schedule:

10:00a – 12:00p: Meeting and educational discussion in the Bay Model Visitor Center

12:00p – 12:45p – Lunch and Networking

1:00p – 4:00p – Sail aboard Matthew Turner

4:00 – 6:00p – Happy Hour at local pub

Registration cost is $25 for Tall Ships America members and $35 for non-members – includes lunch and sail! Register for the Pacific Coast gathering below.

Join us for informal Community Musters on the Atlantic Coast and Pacific Coast as we reconnect with each other and get excited about the future. These gathering are open to both members and non-members and include topical discussions, lunch, local activities and, of course, happy hour! Atlantic Coast gathering will be held in partnership with Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut.

When: Saturday, October 9th

Where: Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut

Covid-19 Policies:
Tall Ships America will strictly adhere to the guidelines that our host, Mystic Seaport Museum, has in place. You can find that information here.

Schedule:

10:00a – 12:00p: Member meeting to be held in the Masin Room at the water side of the Thompson Exhibition Building.

12:00p – 1:30p – Lunch and Networking

1:30p – 2:30p – Group Tour of Watercraft Hall (not open to public)

2:30p – 3:30p – Visit Mystic Seaport Museum, Ride aboard Liberty, or take a rowboat/sailboat from the boathouse.

4:00p – 6:00p – Happy Hour at Spouter’s Tavern

Registration is currently closed. If you would still like to attend, please call the office.

Navigating Uncharted Waters: Planning for Success in Challenging Times

Virtual Conference: February 2021

We were impressed. The virtual event technology and the expertise of the speakers combined to present a stellar event.

We were engaged. Registrations from 271 attendees, 32 content sessions, 4 social events, 32 community boards, 21 exhibitors, and 1,894 messages between attendees – yes, we were engaged.

Every year the sail training and tall ships community of ships’ masters, crew members, program administrators, educators, environmentalists, port representatives, festival managers and more gather for a professional development conference on traditional sail.  Participants focus on making connections with and learning from each other and the experts. Keep your eyes on our events pages to save the date for next time.

Annual Awards Sponsor – Allen Insurance & Financial

Silver Sponsor – R & W Rope

An emerging resource for Tall Ships America members, these professional development opportunities are now available free to all though registration is required. Join us to keep informed about the most up to date practices, regulations, and opportunities that effect sail training and the tall ships.

 

Webinar: The Jones Act, General Maritime Law, and Maintenance & Cure in the time of COVID19: What are Your Obligations?
When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 14.00-15.00 EDT
Click here to access the recording.

Though tall ship fleet operations look very different than usual this summer, tall ship owners and operators continue to have potential liability to their employees who become ill in the service of the ship. There may also be obligations to third-party visitors and passengers. Following on from our webinar in May and pandemic developments over the summer, this webinar will help you answer the questions: Are you prepared to respond? And do you understand what your insurance does and does not cover should your ship experience COVID19?

Join Chris Richmond of Allen Insurance and Financial, Tall Ships America’s endorsed insurance agency, for a timely and important discussion with maritime attorney Bob Murphy of Holbrook & Murphy, marine insurance underwriter Brett Chase, and marine claims adjuster Will Marrione from Berkley Offshore. The panel will discuss significant claims already paid by insurers under maintenance & cure, wrongful death law suits filed, changes being made to insurance policy language, and how the tall ships community can best take care of crew and passengers in case of infection.

 

Webinar: Tips and Tools for Experiential Online Training with T. Grant Lewis PhD and CAPT Chris Cusson
When: August 18, 2020, 1300 EDT
Click here to access the recording.
Click here to download the slides.

Teaching and learning online is now what we do – all of us. And we can all do better to engage learners of all ages with online content and resources that come alive through interesting and hands-on activities. Join T and Chris as they expand on their successful in-person workshop from our Annual Conference in February to provide practical tips and tools for making your online training a success.

 

Webinar: Education Onboard and Online – Content-based and workforce training examples from Sultana Education Foundation and Bosun School with Picton Castle
When: July 29, 2020, 1300 EDT
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Education and sail training are fundamental to the Tall Ships America community. The COVID-19 pandemic created a worldwide migration to online everything, and providing a quality online experience is now a priority for everyone. This includes sail training and education aboard the tall ships. This webinar will discuss the process and the product of online education using examples of the school-age and skills-based programs from Sultana’s Virtual Classroom and Bosun School. Chris Cerino from Sultana Education Foundation and Danielle Noble of Picton Castle will offer their insights and advice from their experience of developing and then transitioning their programs to online platforms. To see more about each of these, visit https://sultanaclassroom.org/ and https://www.picton-castle.com/bosun-school.html.

 

Webinar: Risk and a Return to Sailing
When: Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 13.00-14.00
Click here to access the recording
Click here to download the slides
Click here to download the reference materials

People are desperate for a return to ‘normal’, and finding a way to get the tall ships and sail training under way is at the top of our list. And yet, a return to operations in a COVID-19 world requires considerations about safety in a dynamic, evolving and uncertain situation. Bill Frederick, founder of Lodestone Safety International and specialist in health, safety and security for educational organizations operating abroad will present issues for consideration when making decisions about a return to operations. Bill will be joined by Shannon McKenzie of Mystic Seaport and Jen Haddock of SEA as they discuss specific implications in the tall ships and sail training environment.

 

Webinar: The Jones Act
When: Monday, 18 May 2020, 11.00-12.00
Click here to access the webinar recording
Click here to download the webinar slides

The 100th anniversary of passage of the Jones Act is in 2020 and it is time for a refresher! This webinar provides an overview of the Act, its significance, and the applicability and requirements for the tall ships fleet. Juliette McCullough, a California attorney specializing in maritime law and a former mate for Sea Education Association, will present and CAPT Jonathan Kabak of Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island will facilitate. This webinar is applicable to anyone who has an interest in or is affected by the Jones Act. Submit questions in advance by email to Manager@tallshipsamerica.org.

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