Never forget that you are one of a kind.
Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth,
you wouldn’t be here in the first place.
And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be,
that one person can make a difference in the world.
In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about.
So be that one person.
FUTURE LEADERS THROUGH ISPA SAIL TRAINING
ISPA Young Mariner Program is a social contribution program which provides future leaders an environment to develop self-awareness about personal responsibility for the future of our Planet Earth.
Every participant will face “real life” challenges and are required to have a broad viewpoint, take actions as every person plays an essential part in the maneuvering of the boat. In addition, all youth will need to develop clear communication skills and capacity to engage with people from different countries and socioeconomic backgrounds.
This program is designed to equip tomorrow’s leaders with essential skills to make difference in lives, communities and the world.
This program was originally started in 2004 and re-introduced in 2017, partnered with South Passage (Queensland Sail Training Association), and have been steadily gaining worldwide recognition. Through this program, ISPA Japan was awarded an official membership from Sail Training International (STI), the UK based Nobel Peace Prize nominee, in 2016.
ISPA Young Mariner Program Time Line:
The first ISPA young mariners course was held at Gulf Islands, west coast of British Columbia Canada.
Robert Sendoh and Christian Stobbe led the program for Canadian and Japanese youth age between 12-16.
Partnership with South Passage (Queensland Sail Training Association), first ISPA Young Mariner Tall Ship Course was held in Australia.
ISPA Young Mariner Program participants were invited to Australian Ambassador in Tokyo, Japan.
They made presentations about their experience at the ISPA Young Mariner Course
ISPA Japan with a cooperation from Katariba charity organization, funded a youth, who survived the devastating 2011 earthquake in Japan, to experience the Young Mariner program.
ISPA Young Mariner Tall Ship Course Japan, May 2019 & Australia, August 2019!
ISPA International Certificate of Competency Tall Ship:
ISPA Tall Ship Novice Crew:
When registered with International Sail and Power Academy Inc. ISPA, the holder is certified as a crew of Schooner Type ship under the command of ship officer.
ISPA Tall Ship Competent Crew:
When registered with International Sail and Power Academy Inc. ISPA, the holder is certified as a crew of any Type of Tall Ship under the command of ship officer.