The Tall Ships America Sail Training Awards recognize the achievements and contributions 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. You can nominate someone else or yourself/your organization, but each submission must include a nomination letter identifying the nominee and detailing why they are an appropriate recipient of a Sail Training Award. Letters of support for your nomination are helpful in selecting award winners but are not mandatory. The 2024 awards will be handed out at the 2025 Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships.

Awarded to an individual who has dedicated their life’s work to getting people to sea under sail and has worked to preserve the traditions and skills of sail training.
Awarded to a member of Tall Ships America who has made a significant contribution to sail training through the demonstration of leadership at executive or senior levels, and whose impact has been felt by the sail training community at large, beyond that of their own organization.
Awarded to a member of Tall Ships America who has made a significant contribution to sail training through the demonstration of leadership by means of empowerment and inspiration.
Awarded to a current Tall Ships America member program that significantly contributes to the development of seamanship, navigation skills, teamwork, and leadership skills and contributes to the sail training and educational credibility of programs under sail The program must be offered aboard a USCG (or national equivalent) inspected vessel, must be offered by certified/qualified personnel, must have clear training goals and a curriculum which is compatible to the Tall Ships America Seagoing Skills Certificate (logbook) and must offer students the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge at sea by participating as active trainees in the running of the vessel.
Awarded to an individual member of Tall Ships America who has significantly advanced Tall Ships America’s overall mission and whose volunteer activities have had impact beyond their own organization.

2024 Nomination Form

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