Session: Ship Recruitment


Speakers: David Choate and Paulina Brooks Northover

David Choate
David Choate

David Choate:
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Conventures, Inc.

David oversees the day-to-day operations of Conventures Event Management, Public Relations, Sports Marketing, Destination Management and Business Development teams. David is an authority on media sponsorship and has managed procurement and fulfillment of sponsorship dollars for both not-for-profit and corporate clients with great success. David served as Director of Operations for Sail Boston 2000, Inc. and was the project manager for both Sail Detroit as part of the 300th Anniversary of the City of Detroit and the US Navy’s Bicentennial of the USS Constitution.Currently, David serves as project manager for Sail Boston 2009.

Paulina Brooks Northover
Paulina Brooks Northover

Paulina Brooks Northover
Bermuda Project Coordinator
Have always been closely connected to the sea and I did my first ocean passage when I was 19 from Bermuda to Marion, Massachusetts on a yacht.
My first sail on a Tall Ship was a month in 2001 aboard the Picton Castle from Grenada to Bermuda. This would change my life! In 2006 I then sailed again from Lunenburgh to Rarotonga in the Pacific.
It was the Tall Ships sailing that led on to the job I am doing now – Project Coordinator for Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009. I have experienced first hand and seen over and over again now the positive effect Sail Training has on people, and I am dedicated to the cause! It has been a huge learning curve, and this was my first time ever being involved with Ship Recruitment.I look forward to sharing this experience with others.


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