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SEA Capt. Rebecca Johnson is Tall Ship America’s Young Sail Trainer of the Year

February 16, 2022

Tall Ships America has awarded SEA Captain Rebecca Johnson with its Young Sail Trainer of the Year award.  The award, presented at the Tall Ships America conference last week, recognizes high-performing individuals who deliver sail training programs for young people at sea.

Chris Nolan, SEA Interim Dean of Faculty, wrote: "As a longtime mate with SEA, Rebecca stepped up in 2021 and served as captain of the Robert C. Seamans in San Diego.  During a lengthy period as ship-keeper, yard captain, and underway captain for day-sail operations, Captain Johnson displayed the leadership, technical knowledge, and educational skills necessary of a sail-training captain.

Most notably for SEA, Captain Johnson handled a series of critical public relations and development events for SEA which had her navigating the 250-ton Robert C. Seamans on and off the dock in San Diego while carefully avoiding a derelict submarine located just 25 feet off her quarter, all while balancing the presence of non-seagoing guests and new crewmembers.  Captain Johnson’s parallel parking skills were on display and truly proved to show how far she has developed in the sail training industry."

Contact: Douglas Karlson, Director of Communications | 508-444-1918 | dkarlson@sea.edu | www.sea.edu

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