About Tall Ships America: The Tall Ships Challenge Series


Tall Ships America’s TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® is an annual series that rotates on a three-year cycle between the Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes and the Pacific Coast. Since 2001, Tall Ships America has coordinated more than 87 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® events in 54 cities, attracting more than 22 million visitors and stimulating in excess of $1.8 billion in aggregate economic and tourism activity for the host ports.

Founded in 1973, Tall Ships America serves as the hub for tall ship activity, expertise, and information in North America, and is commended by Congress as the National Sail Training organization representing the United States in the international forum. In addition to organizing the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series, Tall Ships America supports the people, ships and programs of sail training through grants, scholarships, conferences, education, publications, and public events and advocacy.