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Cal Pifer

Cal Pifer has been sailing on Tall Ships America member vessels since he was sixteen. He has served as crew on Niagara, Elissa, Providence, Bounty, and Concordia, as well as two seasons with Thompson Island Outward Bound as a Lead Sailing Instructor.

He was previously the Shipboard Director for the Class Afloat program, leading forty students and a staff of six on an international educational voyage throughout Europe, Africa, and South America. 

Most recently, Pifer worked with fellow Director Terry Davies to build the American Foundation for Education Under Sail (AFEUS) t/a Educational Partner-Ships from the ground up. AFEUS works with both educational institutions as well as sail training organizations to create partnerships and new strategies for the sail training fleet. He currently serves as the company's Director of Development and is on Tall Ships America's Marketing Committee.


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