Traditional Sail/Sailing Training

Traditional Sail/Sailing Training

Post by Andrew Drask » Sun, 16 May 1993 03:43:23


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?

Andrew Draskoy

 
 
 

Traditional Sail/Sailing Training

Post by John Oxl » Tue, 18 May 1993 08:16:41

Andrew,
        Perhaps if you get in touch with the wooden boat
School in Maine they might have something that would
suit your needs.
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Traditional Sail/Sailing Training

Post by Stefan Michalows » Wed, 19 May 1993 01:56:39

"Perestroika Sailing" is an outfit that books trainees on
the only true surviving merchant square-rigger: Kruzenshtern
ex. Padua (now a training ship).
I've got their address somewhere and will post it soon.

Stefan

 
 
 

Traditional Sail/Sailing Training

Post by Bill William » Thu, 20 May 1993 03:07:10


Quote:

> 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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Traditional Sail/Sailing Training

Post by Mark Rosenste » Thu, 20 May 1993 16:06:10

Here's their address:

ASTA
P.O. Box 1459
Newport, RI  02840
401-846-1775

Mark.