Galveston Historical Foundation
Tall Ships Throwdown

Tall Ships® Throwdown

The 2020 Tall Ships Throwdown brings together ships from across the country to share in some good-natured competition while raising money and awareness for their respective programs.  Presented in partnership with Tall Ships America, Galveston Historical Foundation hosts these virtual vessels for daily lectures and a week of spirited competition from October 5 through 10th.


What’s a little friendly rivalry between Tall Ship friends? The 2020 Throwdown pairs ships based on size and ability with unique challenges for each category. Check out who takes on who and cast your vote for crowd favorite today!


The 2020 Tall Ships® Throwdown isn’t just about competition, it’s also a way to bring awareness to the programs and ships that are part of this industry. Each day features two online lectures by participating vessels and programs. Learn more about these amazing ships and programs.


The 2020 Tall Ships® Throwdown brings together ships from across the United States for a week of online maritime celebration and friendly competition. Each of the participating ships are vying not only for top honors in a series of challenges but one vessel will take home crowd favorite!



Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency, and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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Tall Ships America is a non-profit educational organization focused on youth education, leadership development and the preservation of the maritime heritage of North America. Founded in 1973, Tall Ships America is commended by Congress as the national sail training organization representing the United States. We support and promote the ships, people, and programs of sail training through scholarships for youth, professional services and advocacy, the Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, the annual TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of races and events, and the biannual publication of Sail Tall Ships!, the world’s definitive directory of sail training.

Learn more at tallshipsamerica.org | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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