The Tall Ships America Sail Training Awards recognize the achievement and contribution of individuals and programs involved in the work and the community of sail training and tall ships. Each year we recognize strong leadership, extra effort, significant impact, and steadfast commitment to our collective work. Receiving a Tall Ships America Award is a high honor and celebration of the people dedicated to the principle that experience under sail strengthens character through authentic challenge. Most recent recipients are shown below. Click on the Awards to see all recipients and read the criteria for each.

Award Nominations are now open year round! Please note, 2024 nominations will be presented at the 2025 conference in February. All nominations for 2024 must be recieved no later than December 31st, 2024.


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