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 over the course of several voyages throughout the summer and classes covering seamanship and maintenance in the off season.
This is accomplished through the peer-to-peer delivery of challenging programs aboard our traditionally-rigged vessels, with a focus on safety and the creation of positive and memorable experiences on board.
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.
To bring together youth from diverse backgrounds and experiences and, through sail training, foster personal growth, the development of practical skills, the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices and an appreciation of the rich marine history of the Great Lakes.
To be a leader in the delivery of sail training for youth, to develop character, foster personal growth and develop self-confidence and awareness.