Wednesday, November 8

Sailors Wanted

The ACASTA is looking for quality reenactors
to portray English sailors circa 1800-1812

Our organization seeks to educate via a series of first person activities designed to demonstrate the real lives of sailors as they go about their business etc. Landing Parties, Surveying Crews, Recruitment Drives, Press Gangs, Shore Leave... these are but a few of the activities that our crew will undertake whilst encamped at an event. 

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If these sound like a good fit for you, then you may have what it takes to be an Acasta! Email Albert Roberts today to find out more about joining the crew at:

Some Images of Acasta sailors at work (and play):

Want some cheater's hints at how to get in good with the officers? 

Here's what we're looking for in new members. Someone who is motivated to learn and share their knowledge, someone who knows about the position that they're portraying, someone who can act in the manner befitting the station that they portray. First-person and acting skills (no 'Monty Python' accents need apply). And don't forget to salute!

In addition here is the 'Visual Guide' for what we want our sailors to look like:


  1. As they will someday say during the Great War, "Gee, I wish I were a man! I'd join the Navy!"

  2. There's the minor detail of the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean between thee and me, or I would! (I already possess a blue checked shirt - 100% hand-sewn, even - and white trousers.. :D )

    Good luck with your recruitment efforts, Sir!

  3. Were I not on the other coast, I'd join in a heartbeat!

  4. Alas, we to are on the far side of continent, or we would surely sign aboard. Landsmen, but with some small experience of the Nautical variety. We have a 1 pounder fitted to a garrison carriage which we crew in a smart and Navy fashion. Putting pay to the pirates infesting our only gig each year. The NorCal Pirate Festival.
    My two sons and I also have a traditional lap strake dinghy for which we are building a traditional Lug sail rig. I also act as tailor and hand sew our linen checked shirts, waist kits, and coats of wool.
    We wish you joy and hope we might take ship with you if ever you come into the Southern Sea to Alta California. In gratitude to your service to King and country, your most humble servent, John Carlson