ASTA and the USCG team up to offer sail training!
The American Sail Training Association (ASTA) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) are working together to offer EAGLE Seamanship, a sail training program for young people aboard the United States Coast Guard barque EAGLE, sailing August 17 - 20, 2008. Up to 24 participants age 16 - 19 will embark in San Pedro and sail to San Diego CA, living and working alongside the ship's crew to learn the ways of the sea aboard America's tall ship. EAGLE Seamanship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the excitement and traditions of seafaring life and 'learn the ropes' from veteran sailors of the US Coast Guard. ASTA and the USCG offer the EAGLE Seamanship program as part of ASTA's TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® (TSC) series. Participating youth will be selected by local committees in each of the Pacific Coast host ports via an application process designed by ASTA.