Updated Jul 28, 2012:
Toronto Brigantine will be back again in Parry Sound on Jul 29, 2012. Captain Sam Neale on Playfair, sailed into Parry Sound as crew on Pathfinder back in 2004.
Toronto Brigantine has spent most of our almost 50 years in our summer sail training in the Great lakes and up to Georgian Bay. That has included, in most years, a stop in Parry Sound.
That includes a stop in Parry Sound during the long weekend of July 31, 2010.
Photo posted on Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce facebook page.
This article in CottageCountryNow, by Cameron Ginn, shows Pathfinder and Playfair in Parry Sound on Aug 4, 2010. Then XO Taeo Tsagakaris has since “graduated” from TBI and went on another tall ship adventure in Europe. It has a great picture of Shoshana Watson taking a break to read a book. Click here for link to Cottage Country Now Article here.
Toronto Brigantine was in Parry Sound the year before too … and here is a photo by Travis Mealing from an article posted on Simcoe.com “Youths get set for sailing adventure”.
Francis Clegg was one of the crew members sailing into Parry Sound in 2007. See “Teens in the Rigging”, Cottage Country News article Aug 2007. The Boats stop off for crew change in Parry Sound most every year. Francis Clegg in the photo. Original article posted here. http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/cottagecountrynow/article/345052
And they were in Parry Sound again in 2004 as recorded in “Lose Your Land Leg”, by Sarah Bissonette Aug 14, 2004 in Cottage Country Now. Melina Giannella, Watch Officer. Some of the young crew of the Pathfinder are: left, Jamie McNeil, Matthew Auld, Sarah McLean, Sam Neale, Liam Dickson, Eric Hogg and Melina Giannelia. The original article is posted here. http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/sports/article/254589–lose-your-land-legs
Toronto Brigantine’s program is the great program that it is thanks to the youth officers that volunteer their time in the winter and spring for training and working on the boats. This last summer alone, the crew volunteered 10,000 hours. Not to mention the full time effort that they put in during the Summer Program with new trainees and perhaps future Toroto Brigantine officers!
Perhaps you know some teenagers that might be getting restless as the hot summer days are upon us … and if they are up for a unique sailing adventure on a tall ship, let them know that we have a few spots still available on this years Summer Program the schedule is here: ttp://www.torontobrigantine.org/summer-program/schedule-and-fees/
Fair winds and we look forward to visiting Parry Sound again!