American Schooner Association | P.O. Box 484, Mystic, CT 06355
Come join us for an evening of tall tales, tall drinks and great camaraderie. Start the weekend catching up with friends old and new. Bring your favorite libation and snack food. Bring your instruments and voices and join in!
0900 Coffee and pastries
1000 Meeting comes to order
1100 Meeting Closes
1100 Social hour before lunch and presentation
1300 Featured Presentation
1400 Meeting Concludes
Part sail training vessel, part classroom and part lab, Sailing School Vessel Tabor Boy is a unique educational asset of Tabor Academy. Tabor Boy is a ninety-two foot two-masted schooner that has been a part of the Academy since 1954 and is certified for off-shore, open ocean passage making.
Each fall and spring the schooner is used as a sail training vessel. The crew is comprised of twenty-two students under the leadership of the Captain and a student executive officer (XO). Team-building and character-building are hallmarks of the program in addition to sail training and seamanship. During the summer the schooner takes groups of 12-15 incoming Tabor students on one of six, week-long cruises off the coast of Massachusetts, combining an ocean ecology and sail-training curriculum. Close to 100 students participate in this orientation program each summer. Tabor Boy has even headed to the Caribbean as students participated in coral reef ecology research.
Jim was instrumental in put putting the Tabor Boy program together and will share his history with Tabor Boy.
Mystic Seaport Shipyard Tour
There is a lot going on at the shipyard these days and we will be given a private tour to check out all the happenings! Details to follow.
Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic
6 Hendel Drive
Mystic, Connecticut, 06355
The Association has blocked 25 rooms at a negotiated rate of $99 a night, if booked prior to January 1st. Use code “ASA” when booking.