The Duke Of Edinburgh Award

Brigs is registered as a Trained Activity Provider with the Ontario Duke of Edinburgh Award. Check the table below to see which voyages qualify, or book a journey with us for your whole Award group.

What is The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework for non-formal education and learning, which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world. Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world. It operates in more than 130 countries and territories, helping to inspire millions of young people to take control and make their own choices.

Anyone 14 - 24 years old can enrol. Participants choose their own activities within these sections so no two Awards are exactly the same. The Duke of Ed is referred to as a “marathon not a sprint” because it represents a commitment over time to each section.

You can accomplish one or all of the Duke of Ed sections through Brigs! Most of our summer courses qualify as Bronze, Silver, or Gold Adventurous Journeys or Gold Projects - see the table below! The other sections can be completed through our shore-based winter program.

To find out more about DofE or to register as a new participant, visit and select Brigs Youth Sail Training as your Award Centre.

Sail with Us!

Dates Course Name Start and End Ports Bronze Adventurous Journey Silver Adventurous Journey

Gold Adventurous Journey

Gold Project
July 2 - July 7 Get to the Point Port Colbourne to Windsor Yes Yes With pre-voyage training Yes
July 10 - July 16 Blue Water Sailing Sarnia to Goderich Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 18 - July 27 Georgian Bay Journey Port Colborne to Windsor Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 29 - Aug 5 The 30,000 Island Tour Parry Sound to Collingwood Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aug 19 - Aug 27 Back Over the Bruce Collingwood to Kincardine Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aug 29 - Sep 3 Leaving Lake Huron Kincardine to Sarnia Yes Yes With pre-voyage training Yes


For more information on doing DofE with Brigs, contact us on [email protected] or 416 596 7117.