All members in good standing are encouraged to submit nominations for the American Sail Training Association’s 2007 Sail Training Awards to be presented at the Annual Sail Training Awards Banquet (Friday, November 9, 2007) during the 35th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships in Victoria, British Columbia. If you are a current member of ASTA (year 2007 dues have been paid), you may nominate programs/persons, including yours/yourself! Please e-mail, fax, or mail your nominations along with any supporting documents/justification to Lori Aguiar in the ASTA Office at Lori@sailtraining.org . If you are unsure if your membership is current, please call or e-mail the ASTA office. The deadline for nominations is September 28, 2007. Categories and criteria are listed below. A list of past winners is attached.
Sea Education Program of the Year 1. Awarded to a program offered by a current ASTA member which significantly contributes to the educational credibility of program under sail.2. Must be offered in conjunction with a school, school system, school group or other recognized educational institution.3. Must have a clear curriculum of educational goals which are compatible with curriculum goals of traditional schools. 4. Must have qualified instructors on a certified vessel.
Sail Training Program of the Year 1. Awarded to a current ASTA member.2. Awarded to a program which significantly contributes to the development of seamanship, navigation skills, teamwork, and leadership skills.3. Must be offered by a USCG (or national equivalent) inspected vessel.4. Must be offered by certified/qualified personnel.5. Must have clear training goals and curriculum which is compatible to the ASTA syllabus and logbook. 6. Students must have the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge at sea
Sail Trainer of the Year 1. Awarded to a current ASTA member.2. Awarded to an individual who makes a significant contribution to the field of sail training through the demonstration of leadership by means of empowerment and inspiration.3. The individual may be a Captain, crew member, volunteer, board member, etc.
Volunteer of the Year 1. Awarded to a current ASTA member.2. Awarded to an individual who significantly advances ASTA’s overall mission.
Lifetime Achievement Award 1. Awarded to an individual who has dedicated his/her life’s work to getting people to sea under sail and who has worked to preserve the traditions and skills of sail training.
Thank you. We look forward to receiving your nominations!