Membership - American Sail Training Association

Raising our Sails, Raising a Workforce...
46th Annual Conference on Sail Training And Tall Ships
February 25th-27th, 2019

San Pedro, California

Tall Ships America’s Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships is held annually and known for its high “take away value” in the industry, networking opportunities and camaraderie. During the conference hundreds of ships' masters, crew members, program administrators, educators, environmentalists, port representatives, festival managers and more gather for an information-packed three day conference. Topics include vessel operations, regulatory issues, coast guard licensing, general administration and staff management, educational programming, and safety at sea, as well as media relations, marketing, funding, communications, and port event organization. We will also be highlighting our impact and inclusion in the ocean science and environmental communities.

This year the conference will take place at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, California. The three-day conference will include the Safety Under Sail Forum, Administrators Forum, Port Forum and new this year a summit on ocean literacy and marine programming in collaboration with the National Marine Educators Association.

Holding our conference within the Port of Los Angeles emphasizes this year’s theme –how individual organizations and the sail training community at large can support the greater maritime industry’s workforce development needs, while continuing to offer meaningful and life changing experiences under sail.

Register Now! Registration fees will increase after December 5th


Tall Ships America invites you to become involved in the 2019 Conference as a presenter

Read the details here, or apply on the Conference web site.


Conference Venue
Doubletree Hilton – Port of Los Angeles
2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, CA 90731

This San Pedro hotel is located just minutes from the Port of Los Angeles, a leader in International trade and home of the World Cruise Center. Exquisite dining, museums and historical attractions, the craft marketplace, and beautiful marinas and beaches are just a few miles from our San Pedro hotel. Nestled between picturesque Cabrillo Marina and peaceful Cabrillo Beach, the Doubletree San Pedro-Port of Los Angeles hotel is central to many attractions in the San Pedro and Long Beach areas.
Tall Ships America • 221 3rd St., Bldg. 2, Ste. 101• Newport, RI 02840 USA • (401) 846-1775 • asta@tallshipsamerica.org