Treat Yo’ Self

25 Nov


It’s the best day of the year! Why not treat yo’ self and register for the conference early? Use the $100 on mimosas or massages or Fine Leather Goods.  Before you start your holiday travel on what is arguably the worst travel day of the year, why not take a little time for yourself and register for annual conference? Because you deserve it. You’ve worked hard all season,  now it’s time to spend some time with friends and colleagues, maybe drink a little late night tea, dance to a local Philly band, and learn new things that you can take back to your ship. Treat. Yo. Self.

We have so much going on this year in Philadelphia. The safety forum and education forum promise to be informative and interactive. Then, on the weekend immediately following the conference we have a weather workshop and a US Sailing STEM session. So much learning! So many new connections! Treat Yo’ Self!

We also have grants available. They are on a first come, first serve basis so make sure you apply early.

One Week Remains

24 Nov

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Forgot to register for the conference last week? You have one more week to take advantage of the early bird special and save $100 off the regular price. Early registration ends on 1 December!

It’s Friday! Register Early!

21 Nov


Register for the conference TODAY and save $100! Early Bird Registration ends on 1 December.

Early Registration ends December 1!

20 Nov
Photo Credit: Derek Gee/Buffalo News

Photo Credit: Derek Gee/Buffalo News

Has Lake Effect snow got you down? Spite Winter Storm Knife and register for our annual conference in currently snow-free Philadelphia!* Between shoveling the driveway and hunkering down for round two of snow, take some time to warm up and register! You will save $100 off the registration price, enough to help pay for a snow blower…or a trip to the Caribbean (you deserve it).

Once the clock strikes midnight on December 1st, early bird registration will be OVER and the prices will increase! So register today.

Still not sure if you want to take the plunge? Check out the agenda and the exciting sessions we have planned.  Grants are available to those that qualify.


*We cannot guarantee there won’t be snow in Philadelphia in February but there is a heated pool at the hotel!

Photo Credit: Derek Gee/Buffalo News


Familial Professionals OR a Professional Family?

10 Nov



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Come to the 42nd Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships to decide for yourself! The conference will be held February 5-6, 2015 in Philadelphia.  APPLY NOW for a crew grant or REGISTER by December 1st to receive the early bird special!

Buzzfeed Presents…Why You Should Nominate Your Shipmate For An Award

7 Nov

At Tall Ships America’s 42nd Annual Conference on Sail Training & Tall Ships, we will be presenting a select group of sailors and sail training supporters with awards for their contributions to the industry.

Don’t get mad that your favorite shipmates weren’t selected, like THESE BIG BABIES



1) Select the officers, crew members, volunteers, staff members or ships that have greatly impacted you.

> View past award recipients

2) Determine which award they are best suited for:

> Lifetime Achievement
> Sail Trainer of the Year
> Sail Training Program of the Year
> Sea Education Program of the Year
> Volunteer of the Year

> View descriptions of each award

3) Write a short statement (500 words) about why this person should win.

> Include additional documents if you choose

4) Email or mail your nominations to Lori Aguiar by DECEMBER 1ST, 2014:

> Email:

> Mail: Tall Ships America, PO Box 1459, Newport, RI 02840, Attn: Lori Aguiar



Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014.

Nominators and Nominees must be current members of Tall Ships America

The Ultimate Cure

3 Nov
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As you munch your way through your post-Halloween candy stash, take the time to register for the conference in Philadelphia, February 4-6, 2015. Register before December 1st and you will save $100!

A block of rooms has been set aside at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel) with heated pool!) Rooms are $119/night (+15% tax) and are only available to registered attendees. All the more reason to register today.

More details about the conference are on our website


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