Topsail Schooner Unicorn with All Female Crew First to Arrive for Halifax Tall Ships Festival 2012
On a fog-shrouded Tuesday, the schooner Unicorn was the first to arrive in Halifax for their Tall Ships Festival. In addition to being a lovely topsail schooner, the Unicorn is the only tall ship sailing in the world with an entirely female crew. The schooner is host to the “Sisters Under Sail Program.” Founded by Dawn Santamaria, the program introduces young women to tall ship sailing, directed by a professional all-female crew. Last year, Dawn Santamaria was honored with the 2011 Leadership In Women’s Sailing Award at the National Women’s Sailing Association Conference, in Marblehead, MA for the Sisters Under Sail program. Thanks to Linda Collison for passing along the news.