Come Visit us at the Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival – Canada Day Weekend

The first stop of the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Festival will be in Toronto. The Tall Ships Challenge theme is “the Race to Save the Lakes” and promoting a message of conservation and protection of the worlds largest source of fresh surface water.

The Playfair and Pathfinder are two of fourteen tall ships participating in the Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival (Jun 30 to Jul 4). We will be the smallest vessels in the show, but we look just as pretty as the rest of them!

During the Toronto Waterfront festival,  both vessels will be there, and one or both of them are available for group or adult sails.  Book early to get this opportunity for a behind the scenes  – up close look at the Tall Ships visiting Toronto this summer on Canada Day weekend. Check out the Group Sail  flier

Trainees participating in Toronto Brigantine’ s Course #2 summer sail will participate in Leg 1 of the Great Lake Challenge down to Bay City leaving from Toronto.



A Channel in Ottawa has a contest to win a trip for four to the Toronto Waterfront Festival.

For those of you in Ottawa, check it out. 

Our very own captain Julian Schroer was interviewed on the May 31st morning show on A Channel to talk about the Toronto Brigantine’s youth sail training program and the Toronto Waterfront Festival. Click here to see his interview of Youtube.


To sign up for any of the Toronto Brigantine Summer Sail Program or to make arrangements for a group charter event at any of these port events, sign up today before all the spots are gone:

We look forward to seeing you around the Great Lakes – and in Toronto, Bay City and/or Chicago to join in the festivities for the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge.

Here is the list of Tall Ships that you will see in Toronto.

Vessel Type Home Date built Sparred Length A photo
Roald Amundsen Brig Eckernforde, Germany 1953 165 feet
Europa Bark Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1911 185 feet
Flagship Niagara Brig Erie, PAUSA 1911 198 feet
Roseway Schooner St. Croix, US Virgin Islands 1925 137 feet
STV Pathfinder Brigantine Toronto, ON 1962 72 feet
TS Playfair Brigantine Toronto, ON 1974 72 feet
Amistad Topsail Schooner New Haven, CT USA   129 feet
Denis Sullivan 3-masted Schooner Milwaukee, WI USA 2000 137 feet
Pride of Baltimore Square Topsail Schooner Baltimore, MD USA 1988 170 feet
HMS Bounty Full rigged Ship Long Island NY USA 1962 180 feet
STV Unicorn(Sisters under Sail) Topsail Schooner Clinton, NJ USA 1947 188 feet
Empire Sandy Schooner Toronto ON   200 feet
Challenge Schooner Toronto ON   96 feet
Kajama Schooner Toronto ON 1930 165 feet

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