Allen Insurance and Financial is the endorsed insurance agency of Tall Ships America. This means there is a team of knowledgeable, experienced insurance professionals on hand and ready to assist members of Tall Ships America to navigate the complexities of marine insurance and the unique insurance needs of historic vessels and their related shore-side operations.
Chris Richmond leads the Tall Ships team at Allen Insurance and Financial. Allen’s relationships with marine insurance underwriters are critical to developing and implementing a comprehensive risk management and insurance program − innovative insurance solutions customized to each client’s unique situation.
Chris and team can discuss any insurance coverage, including:
Protection & Indemnity (Liability)
Property coverage for shoreside operations
Directors & Officers coverage for your board of directors
Tall Ships America and the United States Maritime Administration collaborate on maritime workforce development through promotional and educational initiatives. Learn more about MARAD here.
Tall Ships America and America250 have partnered to raise awareness of America’s rich maritime heritage and the continued relevance of sail training through a series of Tall Ships® races, festivals and events leading up to and including the celebration of America’s 250th anniversary. Learn more about America250 here.
University of Rhode Island Department of Marine Affairs
Tall Ships America and University of Rhode Island’s Department of Marine Affairs have partnered to support excellence in marine education at sea and in the classroom through the promotion of educational opportunities at URI and onboard tall ships, creation of educational scholarships, and collaborative research initiatives. Learn more about the URI Department of Marine Affairs here.
America's Boating Club
Tall Ships America and America’s Boating Club work together to promote boating safety, education, and enjoyment throughout the United States. Learn more about America’s Boating Club here.
National Maritime Historical Society
Tall Ships America and National Maritime Historical Society have collaborated for over forty years to support, promote, and preserve America’s maritime heritage. Learn more about NMHS here.
Sail Training International
American Sail Training Association now dba Tall Ships America is a founding member of the world-wide network of National Sail Training Organizations convened by Sail Training International (STI). STI organizes tall ships races and regattas in international waters during the European summer months and supports the tall ships and sail training programs globally. Learn more about Sail Training International here.
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail
The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail marks the roads and waterways used by the Continental Army under the command of George Washington and Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau’s Expédition Particulière on their journey from Newport, Rhode Island to Yorktown, Virginia. The Trail’s partnership with Tall Ships America involves funding educational sails for underserved populations that address local ties to the American Revolution.
The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route is the lead agency on a 3-year National Parks Service grant with Tall Ships America and Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England for the Women on the Water program. Participants in Girl Scout’s Mariner Scout program will participate in educational programing that details the Washington–Rochambeau National Historic Trail’s land and sea components in Rhode Island, participate in half-day sails onboard tall ships that include water-based activities and taught skills in swimming, safety, rescue, kayaking, sailing, navigation and more. They will also explore maritime career and learn to protect the marine environment.
More information about the Trail can be found here, and more information about Washington-Rochambeau funded educational sails in 2022 can be found here.