Toronto Brigantine looking for new Captain this Fall 2012

Thanks to the great leadership of Captain Sam Neale on Playfair and Captain Colin Burt at the helm of Pathfinder and their crew,  we  are experiencing another great summer season with over 160 trainees learning the ropes on the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay this summer.  We look forward to another great year next year as we celebrate our 50th anniversary of delivering tall ship based youth sail training on the Great Lakes.

We are sorry to say that Captain Neale will be leaving Toronto Brigantine’s to pursue other career opportunities.  Captain Neale has contributed significantly to the Toronto Brigantine program in his two years as Captain … keeping the boats in great working order and training two years of new officer recruits!

So, Toronto Brigantine is searching for a new Captain this Fall.  Toronto Brigantine is a non-profit youth sail training program (ages 13 to 18).  We own and operate two brigantines, STV Pathfinder (1962) and TS Playfair (1972). The Captain is the only adult on board, all the rest of the Officers and Crew are teenages.   The next few years are going to be exciting for Toronto Brigantine. Next Summer we have another Great Lakes Tall Ships Challenge which kicks off with the Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto. There are some great 1812 events coming up. And we are doing some major refit work on the boats. Not to mention that we are celebrating our 50th anniversary starting with the Kick Off Bash on November 10 … what a way to start off a new position!

We are looking for a tall ship sail training enthusiast that enjoys working with youth. The details of the position are provided in the job description posted here.

TBI Captains Job Description Updated jul 2012

Date Approved:   July 23rd, 2012 Position

Location: Toronto, Ontario Reporting to:   President with oversight from Chair STOPS Committee

Closing Date:  August 25th, 2012 Start Date:  October 1st, 2012

Interested applicants may respond by email to  Please include a resume and cover letter. Only candidates that meet our specified qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

Please forward this email to any qualified persons who may be interested.  Note that you must have or be able to attain a Transport Canada 150-tonne Masters’ License and Transport Canada Small Vessel Machinery Operator Certificate (SVMO) by the 2013 sailing season (April).

We look forward to finding the next great Toronto Brigantine Captain that will join our team and help us to celebrate our 50th year of youth sail training on the Great Lakes.

Toronto Brigantine

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