American Sail Training Association
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|Type||501(c)(3) non-profit organization|
|Industry||Education through Sail training|
|Founded||Rhode Island (April 1, 1973)|
|Key people||Jonathan Harley, Race Dir.
Otto Loggers, Education Dir.
Barclay Harding Warburton III, founder.
|Products||Adventure and education under sail|
|Revenue||$530,498 USD (FY 2003)|
Founded on April 3, 1973, by Barclay Harding Warburton III, the American Sail Training Association (ASTA) is currently the largest sail training association in the world and a founding member of Sail Training International.
From her humble beginnings with only a handful of vessels sailing the New England waters, ASTA has since grown into an international institution with more than 250 tall ships and sail training vessels representing 25 different countries and navigating all the world's oceans.
ASTA was created by Barclay Harding Warburton III following his return from The Tall Ships' Races in Europe in 1972 where he joined the USCGC Eagle with his brigantine Black Pearl as the first US vessels to participate in the races.
ASTA organizes the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE Series, a series of sail training races, rallies and maritime festivals that rotate every three years around the Atlantic, Pacific and Great Lakes Coasts of North America.
- American Sail Training Association; Sail Tall Ships! (American Sail Training Association; 16th edition, 2005 ISBN 0-9636483-9-X)