"From my first race on Nantucket Sound many years ago to my most recent outing
as a weekend sailor, sailing has given me some of the most pleasant and
exciting moments of my life. It has also taught me something of the
courage, resourcefulness and strength required of men who sail the
sea in tall ships."
- John F. Kennedy, April 1963
One way is to contact one or more of the International Sail Training Associations. For instance ASTA , the U.S. version has a directory of sail training ships and programs. The ones I know about are:
Australia Australian Sail Training Association (AUSTA) Canada Canadian Sail Training Association Denmark Danish Sail Training Association Finland Sail Training Association Finland(STAF), c/o Pekka Tuomisalo Sammontie 4 B 1 04230 Kerava Finland Also see Sail Trainees of Finland Germany Sail Training Association Germany (STAG) Italy Sail Training Association Italia Japan Sail Training Association of Japan(STAJ), Nanyo-do Building 2F, 1-14-4 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan; (03) 3818-6272; FAX (03) 3818- 7816 Netherlands Sail Training Association Netherlands (STAN), Postbus 55, 2340 AB Oegstgeest, Netherlands email: email@example.com Norway Norwegian Sail Training Association Poland Sail Training Association Poland(STAP), Gdynska Fundacja Zeglarska, al. Zjednoczenia 3, 81-963 Gdynia 1, Poland Portugal Associação Portuguesa de Treino de Vela (APORVELA) Russia Sail Training Association Russia(STAR), St. Petersburg Engineering Marine College, Kosaya Line 15a, St. Petersburg, Russia Sweden Stiftelsen Svenska Kryssarklubbens Seglarskola Vita Gaveln 38 Nya Varvet 426 71 Vastra Frolunda Sweden United Kingdom Association of Sea Training Organisations (ASTO) United States American Sail Training Association
Seamanship in the Age of Sail : An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-Of-War 1600-1860, Based on Contemporary Sources by John Harland United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 0870219553 - a truly wonderful book Eagle Seamanship : A Manual for Square-Rigger Sailing by Edwin H. Daniels United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 0870212516 - the guide used by cadets in the Coast Guard to learn how to sail the Eagle Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations : For the Aspiring Professional Sailor by G. Andy Chase Cornell Maritime Pr; ISBN: 087033493X ; - a more modern view, but well worth a read.
"Sailing Ships of the World" by Erik C. Abranson, Thomas Reed Publications 1992. ISBN 0-947637-47-8 Nearly 100 photographs and information on Tall Ships. Stunning book, but fairly expensive "The Art of Rigging" by George Biddlecombe, Dover Publications, ISBN 0-486-26343-6.
I'm always open to adding resources to my list, so if you know of other items, give me a holler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Form first updated: Thur Dec 30 08:38:56 1993 EST. Last updated: Tue Jul 15 06:38:56 2003 EST.
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