Membership - American Sail Training Association

Notice To Crew And Advanced Trainees
Sail Training and Professional Development aboard USCG Barque EAGLE

A unique opportunity for Tall Ships America Members to advance their professional training, qualifications, skills, and credentials in a sail training program aboard America’s Tall Ship.

Program Parameters:  EAGLE will sail on a training voyage, departing New London CT on 8 September and arriving at a US East Coast port to be determined (candidates are Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia, PA, or New York, NY) on 13 September 2013.  CAPT Pulver has graciously offered to include up to 12 Tall Ships America experienced deckhands from the sail training fleet.  Junior officers are also welcome (be advised, berthing is in the trainee accommodations, not officer quarters). Experienced trainees are also welcome, if accompanied by an experienced professional.   This experience will be a great resume-enhancer and tonnage-time booster!

Time is short, so act now if you are interested in this great opportunity to train in USCG Barque EAGLE.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 24 AUGUST 2013, 1700h EST.

Program Details: 
1.)  You must be at least 18 years old, and not more than 45 years old.
2.)  You must be fit, willing and able to work aloft.
3.)  You must be a U.S. Citizen.
4.)  You will be full a participant, along with the USCG trainees, in the operation of the
ship:  standing watch, helm, lookout, bridge, maintenance, working aloft, galley and all other regular trainee duties.
5.)  You are welcome and STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend training classes with
the USCG  trainees.
6.)  The ideal candidate is an experienced, rising sail training practitioner.  This
program is not for “Old Salts”, and it is not for first-timers.
7.) Upon successful completion of the program, EAGLE will issue to you (if you request
it) a letter of Sea Service or other formal documentation of your sea service in
8.) Participants must pay $12/day for food and expenses, etc.  Total cost for 10
days = $120.

 Application Process: 
1.)  All applications must be submitted electronically to Tall Ships America at
2.)  You must be a Tall Ships America member in good standing to apply.
3.)  Applications must include the following:
a.) Resume of your traditional ship experience, as crew or as trainee
b.) Letter of recommendation from your current (or most recent) Captain or First
c.) Completed Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement (see the EAGLE “Welcome Aboard” packet).
d.) Completed Medical Questionnaire (see the EAGLE “Welcome Aboard” packet).  NOTE:  This requires a consultation with a medical doctor.

This opportunity is available to you based on the mutual regard and respect that is shared between the EAGLE leadership and Tall Ships America, and in support of our shared mission in promoting leadership training under sail.  This is truly a rare and special opportunity, and we are very happy to be able make it available to you, the up-and-coming next generation of sail training officers and crew.

We expect that all participants in this program will work hard and do their best to uphold the excellent relations that exist between EAGLE and the civilian sail training community, and in all ways observe and respect the policies, procedures, and rules of comportment as established aboard EAGLE.

If you have any questions about this program, please call Bert Rogers or Lori Aguiar at Tall Ships America:  401-846-1775.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity…….Apply Now!

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