Membership - American Sail Training Association

Organizational Membership

From coastal cruising with gourmet cooking to blue water voyaging, Tall Ships America member organizations are all in the business of enrichment. As diverse an agenda as this may seem at first glance, all provide or support sail training. The common denominator is using the wind and the sea to teach us something else. Sail training, like reading, is not a subject in and of itself. It is a means to an end. We at Tall Ships America often say that sail training is not just learning to sail. It is learning from sailing. From the ship, from the sea, and most importantly, from yourself.

Affiliate $500

Open to non-profit organizations which do not operate vessels but do offer sail training or sea education programs (Scouts, schools, colleges, etc.)

Business Partner $675

Appropriate for those organizations, corporations, businesses and ports which do not own/operate a vessel or offer sail training or sea education programs but which do support sail training and the Tall Ships America mission.

Corporate Member $1225

For those wishing to express a greater level of commitment.

Benefits Include

  • A 150-word listing in the Tall Ships America directory Sail Tall Ships! describing your port or business and including contact information (during those membership years when a directory is produced)
  • The opportunity to post help wanted ads in the very popular Billet Bank on the Tall Ships America website. The Billet Bank is the most visited section of the website all year long and is the most effective service for matching professional sail trainers and open positions.
  • A listing of your organization on the Tall Ships America website. We provide a hot link to your website and appreciate reciprocity.
  • 10 complimentary copies of Sail Tall Ships! for your staff and volunteers.
  • A subscription to e-Running Free, Tall Ships America's email newsletter.
  • Discounts for staff to attend Tall Ships America's Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships.
  • Invitations to attend Tall Ships America's Regional Meetings, educational and safety forums and other special events.
  • Additional copies of Sail Tall Ships! at production cost (plus shipping) for resale.
  • Opportunity to post news releases in the "News from our Members" section of the Tall Ships America website.
  • One-year regular membership in the National Maritime Historical Society including the quarterly journal, Sea History, recognized as the pre-eminent journal of advocacy and education in maritime history, a 10%  discount on NMHS merchandise,and a membership card and decal.


Sail Training Organizations

Open to organizations operating vessels.  Memberhips dues are based on the organization's annual operating budget. 

Membership Level Annual Budget Annual Dues
STO1 Less than $250,000 $650
STO2 Between $250,000 and $500,000 $800
STO3 Over $500,000 $900

Benefits Include

  • A full page listing, including a photo of your vessel, in the Tall Ships America directory Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea which is the definitive reference guide for our industry. (During those membership years in which a directory is produced.)
  • A listing of your Organization on the heavily trafficked Tall Ships America website.
  • The opportunity to post help wanted ads in the very popular Billet Bank on the Tall Ships America website. The Billet Bank is the most visited section of the Tall Ships America website all year long and is the most effective service for matching professional sail trainers and open positions.
  • Discounts for staff to attend Tall Ships America's Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships.
  • Invitations to attend Tall Ships America Regional Meetings, educational and safety forums and other special events.
  • 10 complimentary copies of Sail Tall Ships for your staff and volunteers (US addresses only).
  • Additional copies of Sail Tall Ships! at production cost (plus shipping) for resale.
  • Eligibility for the Henry H. Anderson Jr. Sail Training Scholarship and the Ernestine Bennett Memorial Sail Training Scholarship programs for trainees that sail aboard your vessel(s).
  • Eligibility for the Professional Crew Development Grant Program for crew who sail aboard your vessel.
  • Eligibility for the Tall Ships America Vessel Insurance Program.
  • A subscription to e-Running Free, Tall Ships America's email newsletter,
  • Opportunity to post news releases in the "News from our Members" section of the Tall Ships America Website.
  • One-year regular membership in the National Maritime Historical Society including the quarterly journal, Sea History, recognized as the pre-eminent journal of advocacy and education in maritime history, a 10%  discount on NMHS merchandise,and a membership card and decal.

In addition to the above direct benefits, Tall Ships America works on a regular basis with a number of national and international governmental agencies including the Coast Guard, Customs and Immigration and the IMO on behalf of the Tall Ships America membership.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS ARE FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1 - DECEMBER 31 ANNUALLY. DUES ARE NOT PRORATED.

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