Tall Ships America’s regional meetings offer opportunities for connecting and building networks on a local level. We encourage you to get to know Tall Ships America and each other, and share thoughts and ideas about how we get through these strange times together. Join us for a Zoom meeting for your region (or any other region) so we can see and hear from you and you can check in with what’s happening around the fleet. Joining these meetings is free, but registration is required.

The next meeting is a community-wide muster. Join us as we check-in around the fleet!
Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 1300 EDT.
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An emerging resource for Tall Ships America members, all 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: Risk and a Return to Sailing
When: Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 13.00-14.00
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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
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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.

Bringing together Captains across the fleet, this meeting creates an opportunity to share ideas, troubleshoot ship operations, and — importantly — talk about what it might look like when it’s possible to sail again. The meeting will be moderated by Erin Short of Tall Ships America and is open to Captains of our member and non-member organizations.

Meetings are every other Wednesday at 1300 EDT. Participation is free, but registration is required. You can register for only one meeting or for all at one time. Click on the link below and join the conversation.

The tall ships offer incredible careers for people who hear the call of the sea. Rising Professional Mariners (RPM) are the next generation of tall ships sailors and educators and scientists and cooks and engineers preparing for or already engaged in work with the tall ships fleet or exploring work in another segment of the maritime industry. This meeting presents an opportunity to contribute to the agenda for workforce development in Tall Ships America and build a nationwide network of support for aspiring and beginning mariners. The meeting will be moderated by Nic Hardisty and Erin Short of Tall Ships America and is open to RPMs from our member and non-member organizations.

Meetings will be held regularly – stay tuned for updated meeting schedule. Participation is free, but registration is required. You can register for only one meeting or for all at one time. Click on the link below and join the conversation.

Tall Ships America’s Annual Conference is known for its high “take away value,” unparalleled networking opportunities, immediate and future relevance, and camaraderie. Hundreds of ships’ masters, crew members, program administrators, educators, environmentalists, port representatives, festival managers and more gather for an information-packed three day conference. Sessions address vessel operations, regulatory issues, coast guard licensing, administration and management, educational programming, safety at sea, media relations, marketing, funding, and port event organization.

 

To see information about Tall Ships for the 21st Century, the 47th Annual Conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida, February 17 – 20, 2020, please click here.
To see information about Raising our Sails, Raising a Workforce, the 46th Annual Conference in San Pedro, California, February 25-27, 2019, please click here.

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