The Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) is a nonprofit organization that uses hands-on experiences at sea to provide an array of social, education and leadership development opportunities to middle school and high school students in San Pedro, Wilmington, and throughout Los Angeles County. Their educational sailing vessels were built to train and equip young people with 21st century leadership skills and to inspire maritime and STEM career paths.
Their TopSail Youth Program is offered year-round aboard the Tall Ships SSV Irving Johnson and SSV Exy Johnson. These 110-foot traditionally rigged vessels were proclaimed the “Official Tall Ships and Maritime Ambassadors of the City of Los Angeles” at their launch in 2002.
- Day programs and voyages
- Hands-on STEM learning
- Maritime skill building and sea-time certification
- Boat building
- Private charters
- Community sails
- Volunteer Youth Crew Program
- Adult volunteer program
Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming sailing opportunities on LAMI’s beautiful tall ships.