Brigs Youth Sail Training Outreach

Brigs Youth Sail Training is a charity that owns and operates the TS Playfair, a 72 foot brigantine tall ship that sails across the Great Lakes with youth 13-18 years old. Our program, founded in 1962, runs similarly to a summer camp bringing on youth for 3-12 day journeys during July and August, teaching them how to sail a traditionally rigged ship, all while developing their leadership and teamwork skills. Our crew, with exception of our Transport Canada licensed First Mate and Captain, are all between the ages of 13-18 as well! Our summer schedule can be found at:

Our goal this summer is to engage with youth from regions across Ontario and allow them to experience life onboard a tall ship. Any youth can book a course through our website, no sailing experience is necessary, but our only requirement is that participants can swim. We also offer substantial financial assistance through our Pathfinder Access Fund, with support ranging from 10% to 100% of funding to cover participants’ journeys with us, depending on need.

It would be great if you could spread this opportunity to youth within your sailing club and community as we are going to spend a considerable amount of our summer up in Georgian Bay and the Midland area.

I have attached our outreach document outlining our summer courses and what we do to provide our unique tall ship experience.
Brigs Outreach PDF (20Mb)

I would love to hear your thoughts and potentially work with you to get our program into your community.

Emily Hine
Program Coordinator

Brigs Youth Sail Training
208 Hillyard Street, 2nd Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 6B6
Phone: 416-596-7117

An America’s Cup Update, presented by Steve Killing (Feb 22)

Have you been watching the America’s Cup? Wondering who will make it to the final to challenge Team New Zealand?

Steve Killing, a veteran of six America’s Cups, will bring us his insights into this year’s 75-foot flying monohulls. The Challenger will have been selected just the day before this social event, so there will be lots to talk about.

Find out how they fly, how they’re controlled and why they don’t look like your boat!

Join us online via Zoom for our second online social event on Monday, February 22.