Membership - American Sail Training Association

Join Us At Navy Pier Chicago!


SØRLANDET will be docked at Navy Pier Chicago in the center of the
Tall Ships®Chicago 2013
This event is the culmination of the TALL SHIPS® Chicago 2013 festival,
prior to the tall ship fleet’s departure and race which starts the following day.
Join us to meet the tall ships officers and sailors,
and experience the exciting heritage of the Great Age of Sail..
Sunday, August 11, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aboard the Norwegian Full Rigged Ship SØRLANDET
docked at
Navy Pier, Chicago Illinois
Ticket Price: $125 per person
Includes open bar and light hors d'ouevres
All proceeds to benefit the programs of
Tall Ships America and Class Afloat aboard SØRLANDET
Summer Nautical Casual attire (no heels, please).
Please order tickets no later than July 26, 2013. Space is limited.
Purchase tickets online:
Please Note: Tickets are non-refundable after Friday, August 2.
I am unable to attend the reception but please accept my tax-deductable donation.
The Sørlandet was built as a school ship for the merchant marine in 1927 in the Norwegian town of Kristiansand. Named Sørlandet, meaning “the Southland” of Norway, she has offered seafaring experiences for thousands of young Norwegians. The Sørlandet Foundation is entrusted with the care and preservation of this national treasure. To ensure that the ship is put to valuable use as sail training and educational vessel the Foundation offers sail training programs from its home port of Kristiansand in the summer months of June to August. Since 2010, Sørlandet has been chartered from September to June by Class Afloat, a not-for-profit Canadian school based in the historic shipbuilding town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. Class Afloat teaches the last two years of secondary school and first year University while sailing to twenty ports of call on four continents. For nine months, up to sixty students live, study, sail and stand watch aboard the Sørlandet, a unique and specialised journey of experiential education and personal discovery. The Sørlandet will remain chartered by Class Afloat for the summer months in order to participate in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2013 series.
Founded in 1973, Tall Ships America is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching youth education through character building and leadership programs aboard tall ships. It is the hub for tall ship activity, expertise, and information in North America, and is commended by Congress as the Sail Training organization representing the United States in the international forum.

In addition to organizing the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series, Tall Ships America supports the people, ships and programs of sail training through grants, scholarships, conferences, education, publications, public events and advocacy.

The mission of Tall Ships America is to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American public, and support education under sail.






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