American Sail Training Association

Street Address:
240 Thames Street, P.O. Box 1459
Rhode Island
United States of America
Postal Code:
(401) 846-1775

We publish the directory of sail training vessels?Sail Tall Ships!?that has been the only comprehensive register of vessels and related educational programs for more than 25 years. ,

School Programs:
We award scholarships that give young people the chance to experience life at sea aboard tall ships and that help vessels develop effective sail training programs.,

We organize the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE which is an annual series of tall ships races and maritime fesitvals across North America. ,

Web Programs:

Online professional development and employment opportunities in the sail training industry, educational resources.,

The American Sail Training Association (ASTA) is a Rhode Island-based, non-profit organization dedicated to enriching youth education through character building and leadership development experiences aboard tall ships. Founded in 1973, ASTA represents more than 250 American and international sailing vessels and is the largest sail training association in the world. Our national mission is to encourage character building through sail training, to promote sail training to the North American public, and to support education opportunities under sail. The organization?s activities directly support experiential education and personal development programs that profoundly shape young people?s lives and help build tomorrow?s leaders