Sailing Ships Portland (SSP) is a Maine-based non-profit recently formed to host a Tall Ships® event in Portland the weekend of July 18 to 20, 2015 and to host future events as needed. Sailing Ships Portland has been working with the City of Portland and the tall ships association Tall Ships America® to plan the event since the summer of 2014. Sailing Ships Portland volunteers have been involved with tall ships and tall ships events for over 30 years. The founding volunteers include Alex Agnew, David Wood, Richard Olson, Ken Koehler, Willy Ritch and Hasan Adil.
Our event partner, Tall Ships America, owns the trademark Tall Ships and they have licensed the rights to use those words for our 2015 event. The two organizations support each other and expect to work together as partners regularly in the future. They are both non-profit membership organizations with similar missions.
Tall Ships® Portland has partnered with Tall Ships America as part of their TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2015 series. Tall Ships America, owns the trademark Tall Ships® and they have licensed the rights to use those words for our 2015 event. The two organizations support each other and expect to work together as partners regularly in the future. They are both non-profit membership organizations with similar missions.
The sailing ship logo, Tall Ships®, Tall Ships Are Coming!®, TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®, Tall Ships America® , Adventure and Education Under Sail® are registered trademarks and service marks owned by Tall Ships America.
Sailing Ships Portland’s mission is to provide sailing and maritime related opportunities, education, events and access for sailing activities that promote physical and mental wellness for children and adults without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or social or economic status . . . and to enrich the communities in which the corporation operates. The mission of Tall Ships America is to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American Public and support education under sail.
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