Of course! During our summer program, the whole group must register for one of the available courses. In the offseason, June and September, TS Playfair is available for group sails and private charters. Contact us at [email protected] for more information!
Yes and no! Trainees will live onboard Playfair for the duration of the voyage; however, depending on the voyage, trainees might get shore leave in port or at anchor at an island! We offer a boatload of fun activities such as campfires and scavenger hunts, depending on the voyage!
Yes! Brigs uses a traditional 3 watch system to ensure that the ship is functional 24 hours a day while every crew member gets 8 hours of sleep a night.
No prior sailing knowledge is necessary! Our skilled crew will teach you all you need to know about sailing TS Playfair.
Yes, all trainees must be able to swim. Parents and guardians are required to verify this information upon registration.
TS Playfair has 12 bunks, so with a smaller trainee crew, everybody gets their own personal bunk. On bigger voyages, watches swap out bunks during the night, this process is called "Hot Bunking".
We can accommodate almost all dietary restrictions! Please write what your restrictions are when you are filling out the booking form and we will make sure our cook has all they need to serve you! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to write us at [email protected]!
Our vessel, the TS Playfair upholds the highest level of safety regulated by Transport Canada. The following is some of the safety equipment onboard:
GPS, Radar, AIS Class C, Depth sounder, High intensity running lights, up-to-date nautical publications and charts, Compass, and Sextant.
2 25W VHF radios, 5W handheld VHF radio, Cellular telephone, Signal ensigns.
3 B-pack life rafts, 30 safety harnesses, 40 keyhole life jackets, 20 Inflatable PFDs, Fire fighting equipment (firehoses, extinguishers, fire suppression system), First aid kits and equipment, Flares dye and smoke signals, Kisby rings and down buoy.
On the day of sail, trainees have two options. 1) Meet at the hamilton office at 10 am for a shuttle to the ship, or 2) arrive at the departure port no later than 1 pm on the day of sail.
This applies to all voyages.