PLAYFAIR

Certification

USOC Certification

Story

Tall Ship Adventures conducts sail training on board Playfair, a square rigged ship designed specifically for youth sail training on the Great Lakes. Since 1964 over 15,000 young people have lived and worked aboard Playfair and her sister ship, Pathfinder. Youth between the ages of 13 and 18 become the working crew on one or two week adventures, making 24-hour passages from ports all over the Great Lakes. The program is delivered by youth officers between the ages of 15 and 18. Our youth officers are trained and qualified during Tall Ship Adventures’ Winter Training Programs. The captain is the only adult on board. Every year each ship sails over 4,000 miles, spends over 40 nights at sea, and introduces 300 trainees to the tall ship experience. Playfair is owned and operated by Toronto Brigantine, Inc., a registered charity.

Specifications

Flag: Canada
Rig: Brigantine
Homeport: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sparred Length: 72'
LOA: 60'
LOD: 58'
LWL: 45'
Draft: 7' 6
Beam: 16'
Rig height: 54'
Freeboard: 4'
Sail Area: 2,600 square feet
Tons: 33
Hull: steel

Facts

Who Sails? Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College
Normal cruising waters: Great Lakes
Season: May-September
Built: 1973
Crew: 10
Contact: Toronto Brigantine, Inc.
Tel: (416) 596-7117
E-mail: office@torontobrigantine.org
Website: http://www.torontobrigantine.org