We help youth thrive through high-adventure learning aboard our voyaging sailing ship.


Voyages of discovery, reflection, and growth aboard an innovative sailing ship.

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To promote youth development and leadership through adventure, healthy communities and living sustainably.

Oliver Hazard Perry

Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island incorporates comprehensive classroom education with an operational, at-sea experience to enrich independent and teamwork capabilities of young adults, to include the young-at-heart.

American Sail Training Association

The mission of the American Sail Training Association is to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American public, and support education under sail.

International Yacht Restoration School

IYRS is a world-class experiential learning school in Rhode Island with a hands-on education model dedicated to teaching highly technical and deeply craft-oriented career skills.

Friends of Casco Bay

Friends of Casco Bay is a marine stewardship organization founded in 1989 to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay. We are recognized for our “work with” approach in seeking effective solutions to problems that threaten the health of the Bay. Our work involves advocacy, education & outreach, water quality monitoring and collaborative partnerships

The Apprenticeshop

The Apprenticeshop is a school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship, whose mission is to inspire personal growth through craftsmanship, community and traditions of the sea. Utilizing the model of experiential education, students learn by doing—whether it is at the helm of a sailboat or behind a traditional hand tool, Apprenticeshop students gain self-reliance, tenacity, endurance and team-building skills through hands-on experience.

Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and culture in order to educate the community and a world-wide audience about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities. The Museum accomplishes its stewardship through: discriminate collection, preservation and dissemination of historic materials and information, engaging educational programs, relevant and compelling exhibitions, and a unique historic shipyard, all connecting the past to contemporary and future issues.

Paul Cuffee School

Paul Cuffee School, a public charter school of choice, serves a diverse community of students from Providence, Rhode Island. In the spirit of Paul Cuffee’s life, the School teaches students to value personal initiative and social responsibility. It seeks to accomplish this through an academic program that fosters discovery, stretches thinking, and demands excellence. Paul Cuffee School’s maritime-themed curriculum prepares students for success in higher education and throughout their lives. We strive to be a community that respects each individual and responds to the needs of others. This quality of life together is central to our mission.

Maine Island Trail Association

The Maine Island Trail Association’s goal is to establish a model of thoughtful use and volunteer stewardship for the Maine islands that will assure their conservation in a natural state while providing an exceptional recreational asset that is maintained and cared for by the people who use it.


SailMaine is a community sailing center based on the Portland waterfront. Our mission is to provide affordable access to the water through community sailing and educational programming.

Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum is the first and oldest maritime museum in Maine. Its mission is to preserve, interpret and celebrate the maritime culture of the Penobscot Bay region and beyond through collections, education and community engagement.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Scientific exploration at Bigelow Laboratory ranges from the study of single-celled ocean microbes to fieldwork on the open seas and analysis of satellite images of global ecosystems. Our primary research focus is on the biogeochemical processes of the world’s oceans, in order to advance society’s understanding of the interactions between marine ecosystems, global climate and the environment.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Since 1986, LCMM has been a non-profit museum in Vergennes, Vermont.Through nautical exploration, hands-on exhibits and learning adventures for all ages, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum brings to life by land and sea, the stories of Lake Champlain and its people.Our mission is to study, preserve and share the rich history and archeology of the region with a dozen buildings and two full scale wooden replica vessels.

Sail Newport

A non-profit founded in 1983 and home to New England’s largest public sailing center, Sail Newport promotes affordable public sailing instruction, rental programs, attracting new sailors to the sport.

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Founded in 2003, the non-profit’s mission is to secure a diversified future for the communities of Eastern Maine and beyond by providing innovative programs that lend value to today’s fishermen, and drive more sustainable management approaches for future fishery connections using the knowledge of fishermen, the findings of scientists, and the world of policy makers.

Herreshoff Marine Museum

Dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentation of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup competition.

Sailing Ships Portland

A Maine non-profit that partners with Tall Ships America, and encourages character building through sail training, education under sail, and promotes sail training to the public.

Boothbay Harbor Junior Program Foundation

The Foundation’s Mission is to educate children and promote amateur sailing, tennis and golf sports for all community residents through the use of the Junior Programs of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club; to teach basic seamanship and safety in handling and use of small boats; to foster physical well being in the children; to teach good sportsmanship and responsibility to others; to advance interested participants in intermediate and advanced sports competition and to foster competitive sports activities and events.

Conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological value, outdoor recreational opportunities and contribution to community well-being. MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities and other partners.