ABOUT Our Mission

The mission of Tall Ships Portland is to encourage character building of youth through sail training, support education under sail and promote sail training to the public in Maine.

Tall Ships Portland (our legal name is Sailing Ships Portland; we do business under Tall Ships Portland) is a Maine-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is the first official chapter of Tall Ships America. We provide accredited experiential education for teenagers using the power of traditional sail. We organize events such as Iberdrola USA Tall Ships Portland 2015 and Portland SchoonerFest & Regatta that allow the public to support, visit, and sail aboard tall ships.