> Hi - I'm not a regular reader of this group, so maybe this is a FAQ.
> I'm interested in somehow getting onto a sailing training
> vessel to work on and learn about "traditional sailing". I'd
> like to work and/or study on something similar to the vessels
> of the Age of Sail, i.e. a three masted schooner or square-rigger
> or somesuch.
> Can anyone point me the right direction for investigating this?
Get in touch with the American Sail Training Association (ASTA) [I
believe they interpret "American" in the broad sense :-)]. ASTA
publishes an annual directory of "sail training" vessels, and you could
use that to investigate further. I can probably get you an address if
you can't find it locally.
My own limited experience with such programs suggests that if there is
such a vessel in your area you can probably get involved with it just
by visiting the ship and*** out.
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