Compensation for Staff and Crew is a critical issue affecting tall ship sailors and organizations alike. When managed well, everybody wins. When managed poorly, things get real hard in a hurry. Making good decisions and understanding expectations depend on good information being available to all sides.
Tall Ships America is coordinating an effort to advance our understanding on this critical issue, but we need your participation. Please complete one of the following surveys:
- Mariner Survey: For professional Educators, Crew, Officers, and Masters in traditional sailing ships
- Tall Ship Organization Survey: For Sail Training and Educational Organizations that operate traditional sailing ships
The surveys have been designed by Capt. Jamie Trost of Pride of Baltimore II and Capt. Jonathan Kabak of the US Merchant Marine Academy. Data will be sorted and analyzed by Analytics Professional Kathleen Moore, using a statistics program licensed through Pennsylvania State University. The findings and trends will be discussed at our Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, 3-5 February, San Diego, CA.
The survey is quick, and your submission will be completely confidential. With enough input from tall ship mariners and organizations, we expect that these surveys will produce solid, useful information that will be a benefit to the entire fleet.
It is officially snowing here at Tall Ships America HQ, but that just makes us look forward to sunny SoCal in February even more. Specifically, this:
Early bird registration may be over, you can still register for the conference. This year’s theme is “Planning The Voyage: Chartroom, Fo’c'sle, Boardroom – Pulling Together As A Crew” and our agenda is full of fascinating sessions. Topics concerning vessel operations, regulatory issues, management, maintenance, educational programming, and safety at sea are addressed each year, as well as media relations, marketing, fundraising, port event organization and more!
So, while most of the country looks like this:
If you sign up for the conference, you get to look out on this:
Register for the conference and join us by the pool!
MIRCEA and KRUZENSHTERN_Matt Maples
You missed the boat on early bird registration. Better luck next time.
But don’t despair, you can still register for the conference! Oceans of networking and learning new things await you in sunny San Diego!
Now is not the time lose focus! There are only a few precious hours left in the early bird registration. Register before midnight EST tonight, and you can save $100 on the conference fee.
Also, I thought this song was appropriate. When it comes down to the wire, don’t fumble it – Register!
Photo Credit: IFC.com
This is how you’ll feel once you register early for the conference and save $100 on the cost. Early bird discount ends tomorrow (12.6) at midnight EST.
The Maritime Simulation Insitution grant is still available for eligible applicants. If you qualify, you can attend the conference for $100, that includes the forum day and the two day conference (sorry, weekend engine room workshop is NOT included).
Don’t you want to feel that happy? Register today.
Early Registration ends on December 6th! Register today
Do you qualify for one of the grants? We have two options this year, sponsored by Maritime Simulation Institute and USMMA Foundation.
Still not quite sure you want to spend a few days in San Diego, where the average high in February is 65° ? Take a look at the agenda. We even have a weekend workshop to keep you in sunny SoCal for a few extra days.
This is the last week of Early Bird Registration and for you to save $100 on the fee. Early Registration ends Friday, December 6th.
We also have two crew grants generously sponsored by Maritime Simulation Institute and USMMA Sailing Foundation.
MSI grant criteria
USMMA grant criteria