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2013 Tall Ships Awards

2013 Tall Ships Awards

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Published by: Mark Mulholland on Feb 21, 2014
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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For more information contact: Lori Aguiar, Director of Operations, lori@tallshipsamerica.orgFebruary 7, 2014, Newport, RI: For three days in San Diego, California, attendees at Tall Ships America’s 41st  Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships discussed maritime issues, learned about new regulations in the industry, networked with sail trainers from around the country and left feeling inspired, motivated and eager to implement all they learned within their own organizations. The conference ended with the Gala Sail Training  Awards Dinner, sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial, and the presentation of the 2013 Sail Training  Awards which honor a select group of sail trainers and supporters who have been recognized by their peers and fellow sail trainers for their outstanding contributions to the world of sail training.The evening began with the awards for the 2013 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race Series. The winners for the following categories are:Youth Sail Training and Education: Assesses the port’s efforts and success in facilitating youth participation on board TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® participating vessels in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Races/Cruises in Company, educational programs offered during the event, and educational outreach to the port community -
Tall Ships® Chicago
 (Navy Pier, Chicago, IL)Operations, Logistics, Marketing and Promotions: Assesses the port’s efforts and success in promoting and marketing the event and in execution of delivery. New programs, innovations, expansions of access, etc., are especially considered -
Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto
 (Toronto, ON)Economic Impact: Mathematical calculations based on a ratio of reported total expenses/economic impact -
 Tall Ships® Chicago
 (Navy Pier, Chicago, IL)Ship and Crew Vote: Based on reports from participating vessels and crew, per a standardized questionnaire -
Tall Ship® Celebration: Bay City
 (Bay City, MI)Best New Port: Ports or port organizers which are new to the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® are evaluated by Tall Ships America according to their scores in the above categories -
Tall Ships® Hamilton 2013
 (Hamilton, ON)Port City of the Year: Awarded to the port which obtains the highest average in the categories above, demonstrating significant support of Tall Ships America and furthering public recognition of sail training -
Tall Ship® Celebration: Bay City
 (Bay City, MI)In addition, the Perry Bowl which is awarded to the top finishing Tall Ships America member vessel in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2013 race series was presented to
Pride of Baltimore II
(Baltimore, MD) for winning four out of the five races in the 2013 Great Lakes series.Special Recognition was given to Patricia Lock for her role as TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Director. Patti has served as TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Director since 2008 and is transitioning to Special Projects for Tall Ships  America.The TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® awards were followed by the presentation of the Annual Sail Training Awards. The award recipients are nominated by the Tall Ships America membership and the final winners are selected from the nominees by the Board of Directors and staff of Tall Ships America.
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