Maine’s seafaring heritage is one of our most enriching cultural, economic and educational resources. Sailing Ships Maine delivers an experiential sail training mission that builds upon this important history with contemporary programs that change the lives of Maine students who are otherwise disconnected to our maritime history and economy.

Our goal in 2019 is to send 200 Maine students to sea - regardless of ability to pay. Maine students will become active crewmembers of ships such as Schooner Harvey Gamage, Schooner Wendameen, Schooner Lettie G. Howard, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry and others.

To achieve our 200 Student Summer, we ask you to consider sponsoring full or partial scholarships for students who do not have the financial means to benefit from these experiences. 

As a Sailing Ships Maine donor, you have the ability to change the direction of a student’s life by helping to provide them with the opportunity to go sailing for a week on a tall ship.  You have the chance to spark a lifelong interest in sailing, to focus a young adult’s attention on the possibility of a maritime career and to help them absorb life lessons years earlier than their peers. Our programs are so impactful that that one of our leading Maine high schools has awarded Sailing Ships Maine 1-week programs a semester credit for a single week of tall ship sailing. To learn more about the impact, see this page.

Please join us as a positive influence on this next generation of Maine students by connecting them to an education at sea.

-Alex Agnew, President, Sailing Ships Maine 207-619-1842