Presentation Downloads from 2008 Conference

As conference attendees drift back to their offices to catch up on work and recover from a stimulating and very entertaining conference, we will be posting speaker presentations on the blog as they are recieved.  Please contact ASTA or STI with any questions.



Opening Remarks

Michael Rauworth, ASTA President and Chairman

Nigel Rowe, STI President and Chairman


TSAC Briefing for Ships on Security and Safety Regulatory Issues in North America
COM Kevin Koob  USCG, Atlantic Area

Weathering this Economic Tsunami
Terry Davies  West Island College
Per Langhelle Chairman, Class A Tall Ships Forum

Protecting the Marine Environment
Sarah Black Project Manager, RYA ‘Green Blue’

Incident Analysis-European Incident and North American Incident
John Lang  Past CEO Marine Accident Investigation Branch (UK)
Captain Dave Wood  Former Captain of the USCG Barque EAGLE
Ken Potter  Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Medicine at Sea: Appropriate Techonology for Wilderness and Marine Medicine
Jeffrey Isaac  President, MedicalOfficer.Net, Ltd.

Sail Training for Disabled and Special Needs Trainees
Amanda Butcher  CEO Jubilee Sailing Trust
Paul Tingley  Paralympic Gold Medallist 2008

Search and Rescue Case Study
LCDR Aurora Fleming  US Coast Guard Search and Rescue

Risk Management for Sail Training Organizations
Gene McKeever  Allen Agency Insurance

Characteristics of an Effective Sail Training Program
Murray Henstock  Young Endeavour Youth Scheme
Nancy Richardson Vice President, Los Angeles Maritime Institute
Captain Chris Sinnett  US Coast Guard Barque EAGLE

Navigating the Regulatory Seas
Peter Cardy  CEO Maritime Consultant and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Sigurd Gude  Deputy Directory General, Norwegian Maritime Directorate
Luke Harden  US Coast Guard, Retired

How to Conduct an Economic Impact Study
Karen McNutt  Senior Research Analyst, Nova Scotia Deptartment of Tourism, Culture and Heritage
Bill Campbell Vice-President, Waterfront Development Corporation, Ltd. 

Corporate Hospitality
Mark Tower  TopSail Charters
Daan Meijer  Chairman, The Tall Ships Races Den Helder 2008; Director, Sail Amsterdam
Patti Lock  President, Great Lakes Marketing Group

Ship Recruitment
Paulina Brooks Northover  Bermuda Project Co-ordinator
David Choate  Vice-President,  Conventures Inc.
Reinoud van der Heijden  Director of Bark EUROPA

Risk Management – Security, Crowd Control, Inclement Weather, etc.
Mike Richmond  Managing Director, Richmond Event Management
Gene McKeever  Allen Agency Insurance

Media Relations and Management
David Choate  Vice President, Conventures Inc.
Corinne Hitching  Media & Publications, Sail Training International

Recruiting Trainees-Remaining Competitive with “New Media” based Marketing
Tony Treacy Ltd for copies of this presentation, please email

Ingredients for a Successful Tall Ships Event
Judith Feather  Head of Events, Liverpool Culture Compnay
Karen Scherberger  Norfolk Festival Events

Recruiting and Placing Trainees
Monique Touw  At Sea Sail Training
Dexter Donham  Sailing Ship Adventures


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