MISSION AND VISION

Brigs Youth Sail Training is a charitable organization dedicated to building leadership, self- efficacy and self-esteem in youth 13-18. Our Captain James Wannell, along with the crew, mentor the youth aboard the T.S. Playfair and STV Pathfinder over the course of several voyages throughout the summer and classes covering seamanship and maintenance in the off season.

Brigs also endeavours to foster learning and the development of practical skills, the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices, and an appreciation of the rich marine heritage of the Great Lakes.

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ABOUT THE SHIPs

Brigs operates two sail-training vessels, the TS Playfair and the STV Pathfinder. Playfair and Pathfinder were purpose designed and built as sail training vessels by Francis A. McLachlan in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Pathfinder launched in 1963, while Playfair was launched in 1974, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

  • TS Playfair
  • Length Overall: 18.23m (59.8′)
  • Registered Tonnage: 32.98 tons
  • STV Pathfinder
  • Length Overall: 18.23m (59.8′)
  • Registered Tonnage:  31.36 tons